A look at some of the top stories making the news today, May 5th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Prompted by growing demand from the Guyanese-American community, Suriname Airways will launch the third weekly flight from Miami to Georgetown, Guyana, starting May 12. The Airline says the flight will be a permanent fixture on the schedule from Miami International Airport.

After a three-year hiatus, the Fort Lauderdale air show is back and so are the “Thunderbirds”.  As a result, the public is being advised that the east sidewalk will be closed, as well as north and southbound lanes of A1A from Sunrise Blvd to NE 14th court.

Tickets to see the reggae crooner Beres Hammond will go on sale tomorrow May 6. The concert will be held at the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in July. Hammond is known for classics such as “Putting up a resistance” and “Come Down Father”.

In Sports, The four finalists in the T20 Night Cricket Tournament will battle for a top spot in the standings during the semi finals on May 14th starting at 5 pm. The first match will be India against Trinidad and Tobago and at 8 pm Guyana will face Jamaica. Both matches will be played at the Lauderhill Sports Park.

For a look at what’s trending:

The Caribbean Public Health Agency has confirmed the first case of the mosquito borne Zika virus in Antigua and Barbuda. The victim – a woman who lives in Grays Farm, just on the outskirts of the capital of St. John’s recently traveled to the Dominican Republic .

For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Mostly Sunny Skies in Broward County with a high of 86 and a low of 62. It will be sunny in Miami-Dade, with a high of 86 and a low of 67.

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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