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Charles Leon Cutler (Cutler), a Miami-Dade County resident and the President/Director and Registered Agent for Veteran’s Employment Transition Services, Inc. (VETS), a Florida non-profit corporation, was arrested today as a result of an investigation by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office. Cutler was charged with three counts of Grand Theft, third degree felonies, for misappropriating grant funds received from the County and City, which were intended to benefit military veterans.
Caribbean nationals and Caribbean Americans across the U.S. are being reminded to ensure they write in their nationality on their 2010 Census forms this census.The message was repeated many times over this past weekend as Carib ID founder, Felicia Persaud, took to the airwaves of Caribbean shows across the U.S. to drum home the write in message to Caribbean nationals. has launched the “I Am Caribbean” public awareness campaign to encourage Caribbean-Americans to identify their nationality on their 2010 Census forms. The questionnaires will begin arriving in the mail as early as March 15.“Historically, Caribbean-Americans have been underrepresented in the US Census,” explained Sheldon Mundle, president of “This has adversely affected our community in terms of quality of education and business investments.”
March 22, 2010 will usher in the twelfth anniversary of the inauguration of The Eric Williams Memorial Collection (EWMC) at The University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago, by US Secretary of State, Colin L. Powell. Dr. Williams, the country’s first Prime Minister who died in office on March 29, 1981, was heralded by Mr. Powell: ÃƒÆ’¢â‚¬Å“No one was a greater fighter for justice and equality. No one was a greater leader.” More recently in 2009, Dr. Williams was honoured as scholar, politician and international statesman when former South African President Thabo Mbeki wrote the Foreword to the University of South Africa Press’ first publication of Williams’ seminal work, Capitalism and Slavery.The Collection consists of Williams’ Research Library, Archives and Museum. In 1999, it was named to UNESCO’s prestigious Memory of the World Register. At the time, the documentary heritage of only 47 other countries had been so designated. Available for consultation by researchers, the Collection amply reflects its owner’s eclectic interests, comprising some 7,000 volumes, as well as correspondence, speeches, manuscripts, historical writings, research notes, conference documents and a miscellany of reports. A Museum - containing a wealth of emotive memorabilia of the period; copies of the seven translations of Capitalism and Slavery (Russian, Chinese and Japanese among them) – Korean, Hindi and Urdu translations are in process; as well as photographs depicting various aspects of his life and contribution to the development of Trinidad and Tobago - completes this extraordinarily rich archive, as does a three-dimensional re-creation of Dr. Williams’ study.
The company had evaluated relocating to an existing facility in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, but has now decided to remain in Miami-Dade County and grow their operations. USG&E will maintain their headquarters in N.W. Miami-Dade County and expand their local operations with a new business service center in the City of Doral.Their decision to stay in Miami-Dade County translates into the retention of 130 existing jobs and the creation of 125 new jobs over the next three years. USG&E has committed $800,000 in capital investment into a 24,000 square feet facility in Doral.U.S. Gas & Electric, Inc. (“USG&E”), a leading energy service provider headquartered in Miami-Dade County, is remaining in the County and expanding with a new business service center in the City of Doral.