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When the United States presidential elections come early next month, Caribbean Americans will get a chance to decide if incumbent Barack Obama has delivered on promises he made to them leading up to the 2008 vote and deserves four more years in office. The decision will lean heavily on their belief of whether or not the first African American president in U.S. history has done well enough after inheriting staggering problems, most bound to the worst recession since the Great Depression decades ago.
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Oct. 17, 2012) – Building Hope Gala committee members from the Boca Raton and Parkland communities traveled to Haiti Oct. 8-9 with the South Florida-based nonprofit Food For The Poor. They were celebrating the inauguration of newly constructed homes, built with proceeds from February’s gala, giving 50 families a new start in life. “It is so great to know that our gala was able to build safe and secure homes for the people of Olivier,” said Becky Carlsson, gala committee member. “Because Haiti has been out of the media for a while, I think that people don’t realize that the devastation still exists. You should come and see it with your own eyes.”
Early Voting in Miami-Dade County will begin on Saturday, August 4 and run through Saturday, August 11.  For 8 consecutive days, registered voters can cast their ballot at the location most convenient for them.  Each of the 20 Early Voting sites conveniently located throughout Miami-Dade County will be open from 7:00am-7:00pm each day. 
Trinidad and Tobago-born Camille Alleyne is carving out a career in space exploration. She is an aerospace engineer who has managed projects at United States agencies NASA and the Department of Defense. Currently she is an assistant program scientist for the International Space Station (ISS), specifically responsible for developing innovative strategies for communicating the benefits and value of ISS. Alleyne holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering, a master’s in aerospace engineering and is working on a doctorate in educational leadership.
This year, Trinidad and Tobago celebrates an important milestone in its history: 50 years of Independence. The twin-island republic is planning a myriad of activities to mark the occasion, including steel band shows, military parades, community murals, sport history and icon exhibitions through December.