A look at some of the top stories making the news today, May 19th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Here is a look at our top stories…

Public Health and environmental activist are warning residents about the proposed use of genetically modified mosquitoes said to be released in the Caribbean. The mosquitoes are being released as a project to fight against the Zika carrying insects, however, the activists are saying that allowing the widespread release before testing is negligent, especially with accidental ingestion possible.

Miami Gardens Mayor held the annual state of the City address to a room of over 100 residents wanting to know what was in the future for the community. During Mayor Gilberts fourth address to residents and officials, he promoted economic development, real estate and a diversion program to give children with prior convictions in their background another chance at success.

Reggae artist and legend Everton Blender successfully represented Jamaica at the music festival in Beijing. The award winner was included in the diverse group of musicians selected from the Caribbean to represent their country at the free, four day Latin America and Caribbean Music Festival.

In Sports, Congratulations to the Lauderhill Lions on winning this years Unifest knockout match. For the CASA Super league, two games will be held at the Lauderhill Sports Park on Saturday night. Miami United will play Albion Plantation at 6:15 and the Fort Lauderdale Blazers will face off against Team Haiti at 8:15.

And now, here’s what’s Trending:

Jamaican dancehall artist, Alkaline, is the newest DJ added the list of musicians to have their visas revoked. Reports claim that U.S immigration has moved to this decision as a repercussion stemming from Jamaica’s refusal to cooperate in the U.S extraction of a drug dealer. Others say he has been banned for advocating violence against homosexuals.

For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Afternoon thunderstorms scattered throughout Broward County with a high of 86 and a low of 77. Thunderstorms also across the Miami-Dade, with a high of 87 and a low of 76.

For more information on these and other stories, visit caribbeannationalweekly.com. Remember to pick up this week’s copy of our Caribbean National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean-American outlet.

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