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ImageCaribbean nationals across New York State and the U.S., who have yet to fill out and return their 2010 Census forms are being urged to not be foolish and squander the opportunity to truly stand up and count.

There is still time for the form to the filled out and returned so that the federal dollars desperately needed to keep city services flowing can be accessed, said Carib ID Thursday.

ImageAudrey Marks, who earned a Master of Business Administration degree in 1991 from Nova Southeastern University’s H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, was recently appointed Jamaica's ambassador to the United States.

Marks is the founder of Paymaster Jamaica, the country’s first multi-payment agency. A career entrepreneur, Marks also started and operated six previous businesses, including a 100-acre banana exporting farm, a transportation company, and a real estate sales and development company. She has also managed a Venture Capital Company with diverse investments including manufacturing, travel and entertainment activities.

Broward County Commissioner Ilene Lieberman, right, and Lauderhill Commissioner Margaret Bates mail their U.S. Census forms on National Census Day.
"Broward County is Counted!" "The City of Oakland Park is Counted!" "The City of Tamarac is Counted!" "Lauderhill is Counted!" "Pembroke Pines is now Counted!"

One-by-one Broward County Commissioners, City Mayors and Commissioners, Broward County's Complete Count Committee, and community representatives dropped their U.S. Census forms into the mail, each proclaiming that they wanted to be counted on April 1, National Census Day.

Dawn Skeete Walker accepts new post.
Guyanese communications professional Dawn Skeete Walker, who previously served as a deputy press secretary for Mayor Michael Bloomberg, has been appointed to lead the New York City Housing Authority's (NYCHA) new Office of Public-Private Partnerships.