â€œTwo Caribbean lawmakers here have welcomed the United States Supreme Court's ruling that upheld the Affordable Care Act, dubbed Obamacare â€œthe Barack Obama administration's controversial initiative to reform health care and widen coverage of uninsured Americans.
They said Caribbean immigrants in their districts, many of whom are uninsured or under-insured, had already begun to benefit from President Obama's health care overhaul law. The court agreed that a key plank of the law - the requirement that most Americans obtain insurance or pay a penalty - was authorized under the power of the U.S. Congress to levy taxes. The court voted five to four, with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. providing the swing vote as the court's four more liberal members backed the law.
Early Voting in Miami-Dade County will begin on Saturday, August 4 and run through Saturday, August 11.Ã‚Â For 8 consecutive days, registered voters can cast their ballot at the location most convenient for them.Ã‚Â Each of the 20 Early Voting sites conveniently located throughout Miami-Dade County will be open from 7:00am-7:00pm each day.
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2, has released Miami-Dade CountyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s official 2012 Haitian Heritage Cultural Month Event Calendar. The calendar lists events being held in Miami-Dade County in May to celebrate Haitian Heritage Cultural Month.
The theme for the month is ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œRediscovering the Pearl of the Caribbean: Celebrating an Explosion of CultureÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â.
The Inaugural Anancy! Anansi! Festival in Washington, DC will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2012, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. The event takes place at The Martin Luther King Jr. Branch of the DC Public Library, located at 901 G Street Northwest Washington, DC 20001. Admission is free.