May 272016

by Dennis Reeves Cooper……. Today, if you dial 911 to report a fire, the Key West Fire Department will typically be at the scene of the fire within five minutes. When I was researching this story and former Fire Chief Eddie Castro gave me that information, I asked the question again. “Come on, Chief, five minutes from the time the call comes into the fire station to fighting the fire does not seem credible.” “Well, actually,” he said– lecturing me like one of my old [continue reading…]

May 272016
Groups Slam Feds for Weak Review of GMO Mosquito Risks

FDA assessment of plan to release genetically engineered mosquitoes in Florida Keys inadequate WASHINGTON—Public health, food safety and environmental groups including Center for Food Safety, Food & Water Watch, Friends of the Earth and the Florida Keys Environmental Coalition are calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct a new and more thorough review of the risks associated with releasing genetically engineered (GE) mosquitoes. Biotech and pest control company Oxitec is urging the FDA to speed approval of a trial involving widespread release [continue reading…]

 May 27, 2016  Posted by at 12:52 am Issue #168, News, Public Notice 1 Response »
May 272016
Hialeah Man Faces Lengthy Prison Time for Marine Thefts

In September of 2015, Hialeah resident Roberto Morales Diaz was confronted by sheriff’s deputies as he burglarized multiple boats at Unique Marine in Tavernier. An accomplice acting as a lookout was apprehended at the scene. Diaz fled but was caught a short time later in Florida City and was taken into custody. This case wrapped up a lengthy multi-agency investigation of marine thefts and burglaries which had been plaguing the Florida Keys for months. Due to the large number of thefts county-wide, a task force [continue reading…]

 May 27, 2016  Posted by at 12:50 am Issue #168, News, Public Notice No Responses »