A look at some of the top stories making the news today, April 14, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, I’m… for CNW 90.
Jamaican inventor Jovan Evans is gearing up for a second round of donations of his Pump-n-Spray to the Flint Michigan water crisis. In collaboration with charity Servants Without Borders, Flint residents will get a pump that transforms a 4 or 5-gallon bottle of water into a portable shower. The city’s entire water supply has been contaminated with lead, leading to severe health issues among many residents.
A new Consumer Report says Florida hospitals have the second highest average Caesarean delivery for first time moms in the country. South Florida hospitals lead the pack in highest rates, with Hialeah Hospital at 68 percent of low-risk births delivered by c-section. Health advocates say the procedure can create unnecessary hazards and expenses for low-risk pregnancies.
The City of Lauderhill gears up to celebrate their annual free Jammin’ in the Park & Art fest, set for this Saturday, starting 4 p.m. at Ilene Lieberman Botanical Gardens. This year’s music line up will include the Old Skool Gang, Club Nouveau, and Heat Wave. There will also be an art fair by the Lauderhill Performance Art Center, highlighting local artists.
In sports, athletic brand Adidas is apologizing for a caricature of cricketer Dwayne Bravo that they posted on the brand’s twitter account, which fans criticized for its racist portrayal. Adidas removed the tweet and apologized, clarifying that they only intended to celebrate the Trinidadian-born all-rounder. The post was celebrating Bravo’s recent historic 300th T20 wicket.
The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) has added St. Lucia to its travel advisory notice related to the mosquito-borne Zika virus. Travelers are advised to practice enhance precautions to prevent mosquito bites when traveling to the listed nations. Several other Caribbean islands are on the list, including Barbados, Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.
For Today’s Weather Forecast:
Partly cloudy in Broward County with a high of 86 and a low of 69. For Miami-Dade, partly cloudy with a high of 84 and a low of 69.
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