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Natural Disasters of the Caribbean on view at the Museum of HistoryMiami, 101C West Flagler Street in Downtown Miami.
For thousands of years, the people of the Caribbean have endured earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and hurricanes. The most powerful of these occurrences wreak havoc upon humans—damaging or destroying buildings and possessions, and injuring or killing as many as thousands of people.
The CAA’s Beautification Program has helped many homeowners in Opa-locka with exterior painting and landscaping. The above photos shows how the program made basic cosmetic improvements to the exterior of this home before (left) and after (right) with a new paint color, and the planting of trees and grass at the front of the house.
Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan wants to remind Opa-locka residents of an important beautification program available through Miami-Dade County’s Community Action Agency (CAA) and the Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation (OLCDC).
Miami-Dade Community Action Agency honored the 2010 FACA Self-Sufficiency Award recipient, Assistant State Attorney Kionne L. McGhee and Volunteer of the Year Award recipient, CAA Board Member Ben Burton at the June 2010 Board Meeting. The Florida Association for Community Action established the Self-Sufficiency Award to honor and recognize achievements by individuals who, with the assistance of a Community Action Agency, have changed their lives and achieved economic independence. The FACA Self-Sufficiency Award represents what Community Action is all about, "Helping People and Changing Lives" turning their hopes and dreams into reality. The Agency nominated Attorney Kionne McGhee for this year's award and Ben Burton for the FACA Volunteer of the Year Award. Both nominees were recognized at the FACA Conference as the recipients of these respective awards.

United States (US) President, Barack Obama, shares a moment with Jamaica's first female Ambassador to the US, Her Excellency Audrey Marks in the Oval Office at the White House on Monday (June 28) after she presented her Letters of Credence to the President.
President of the United States (US), Barak Obama, has expressed strong support for the Jamaican Government and people and for the continued development of the "special relationship" that exists between the countries.

He was accepting Letters of Credence from Jamaica's first female Ambassador to the US, Audrey Marks, at the White House on Monday (June 28).