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`Ensure you fill out and return the 2010 U.S. Census form while writing in your Caribbean country of origin or your ancestry under the Some Other Race section of the U.S. Census form while filling in your race on question 9.`That`s the message Carib ID, the movement started in 2008 by Felicia Persaud to get Caribbean nationals accurately counted across the U.S., is hoping the media and organizations will keep on pushing nationally as the count-down begins to the arrival of the forms in mail boxes across the United States.
Commissioner Francis Suarez hosts the enrollment for the Golden Passport EASY Card, on March 17, 2010 at the Senior Center Smathers Plaza.(Photo Credit: Jorge Perez City of Miami)City of Miami District 4 Commissioner Francis Suarez and Miami-Dade Transit teamed up to help residents obtain their Golden Passport EASY Card. Seniors, age 65 and older, are eligible to ride public transit for free with their Golden Passport EASY Card. The card is valid for three years and must be reactivated every third year on the senior’s birth month.
Jamaica is set to host the first leg of the Kiteboard Pro World Tour 2010 (KPWT), from March 25 - April 3. The event will take place at Long Bay Beach in the island’s resort area of Port Antonio, a favorite spot of many visitors seeking a picturesque and tranquil Caribbean getaway.
Miami International Airport’s steady passenger traffic in 2009 despite a full-year of economic recession worldwide made it the busiest airport in Florida and the second-leading airport in the U.S. for international passengers. MIA was one of the few U.S. airports to maintain stable passenger traffic levels last year, serving 33.9 million passengers in 2009 - down only half a percentage point from 2008.
Commissioner Dorrin D. Rolle (left) with Mike Hernandez of Fannie Mae. (Photo Credit: Armando Rodriguez/Miami-Dade County)Miami-Dade homeowners facing mortgage woes now have a new lifeline at their disposal. On March 22, 2010, Commissioner Dorrin D. Rolle attended the grand opening of a Fannie Mae Mortgage Help Center, located at 2671 NW 28 Street. The facility was created through a partnership among Fannie Mae, Miami-Dade County, Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida, and major mortgage servicers.
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