A look at some of the top stories making the news today, February 8, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Trade and industry experts from across the Caribbean head to Miramar Cultural Center this Wednesday for a special Caribbean Trade conference. Presenters include former chairman of Guyana’s Private Sector Council, Gerry Gouveia, discussing the region’s investment climate, and Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute’s Executive Director Barton Clarke, who will outline current trade opportunities in the agriculture sector.

3 residents were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the community this weekend at the Black History Month Gala, held at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center. The event, featuring special guest, TV star Judge Mablean Ephriam, honored Hazel Ambrister, Ernestine Price, and Dr. Dorothy Jackson Orr.

Jamaica-born Father Anthony Aarons of Orlando, Florida, has been selected by Pope Francis as a one of the 700 global “missionaries of mercy,” to carry out the Pope’s “Holy Year of Mercy” mandate for 2016. The Franciscan Friar will be traveling to Vatican City this week to receive his mission for Florida.

The Caribbean Americas Soccer Association’s CASA Super League tournament continued this past weekend with close showdowns at the Lauderhill Sports Complex. Ft. Lauderdale Blazer defeated Miami United 2 to 1, while Albion Plantation emerged victories against Plantation Footballers 3 to 1.

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Just in time for the reggae legend’s birthday, a Bob Marley Cannabis Line has launched, dubbed “Marley Natural” included four types of cannabis flower, as well as hemp seed oil-based body care products.

Partly Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 67 and a low of 56. For Miami-Dade, partly cloudy with a high of 67 and a low of 57.

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

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