March 25, 2023

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| 12/5/2022

› Vehicle-maker Cenntro Electric building-out showroom
As Cenntro Electric Group Ltd. is in review for a $1.15 build-out for its electric vehicle plant in West Jacksonville, the city also is reviewing a permit for Cenntro’s showroom in Beach Boulevard Distribution Center. Lighthouse Construction of North Florida LLC is the contractor for the $162,320 renovation of 12,000 square feet within a 46,000-square-foot building at 11840 Beach Blvd. Cenntro will be in Suite 1. Plans show a warehouse, showroom, offices and break room. Lane Architecture is the architect.

› What happens to people who die at sea trying to migrate? It falls to the Florida Keys.
When people from Haiti and Cuba take to the sea in desperation to reach U.S. shores, they often end up in the Florida Keys, arriving on overloaded or homemade vessels. Some end up in immigration custody, with their futures up in the air as they’re processed. Others need medical care for exposure or dehydration. And some don’t make it, drowning toward the end of their perilous journey across the sea, so close to their promised land.

› New class, new ship Norwegian Prima brings new-look NCL to Port Canaveral
Since ships are often referred to with feminine pronouns, it’s fitting Norwegian Cruise Line gave its newest vessel in its newest class the feminine version of the Italian name for “first.” The Norwegian Prima is the first of what has been known for years as the Leonardo class of ships, six vessels planned to debut in the next six years that all look to redefine what NCL offers to its customers.

› Sarasota World Affairs Council to host forum with international human rights expert
Kelley Currie, an American human rights lawyer and former government official who served as Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues in 2020-21, will headline a Sarasota World Affairs Council forum on Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Mildred Sainer Auditorium at New College. Ambassador Currie will discuss the "The Uncertain Future of Human Rights" in honor of the 74th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration, adopted by the United Nations on Dec. 10, 1948, was the first global agreement on the basic principles of human rights.

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