A look at some of the top stories making the news today, June 14th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Here’s a look at our top stories.

Jamaica Diaspora Board Representative, Wayne Golding, says the upcoming Jamaica Diaspora Conference will not be affected by the recent Pulse Nightclub massacre in Orlando this past weekend, despite the club’s proximity to the conference’s location. Additional security will be assigned for the conference, set for June 24 through 26th at Embassy Suite by Hilton in downtown Orlando.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have awarded Florida nearly $700,000 in emergency funding for mosquito control efforts to combat the Zika virus. The funding includes some $500,000 for seven Florida counties for laboratory staff, equipment and supplies.

Celebrating Iconic Jamaican poet, Louise Bennett, the Déjà Vu theatre company premiered their new pantomime, ‘Miss Lous in color’, this past weekend at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center. The tribute incorporated original work as well as classic poetry from Bennett.

In sports, The 41st Annual Northwest Track and Field Classic displayed the talents of 2000 children from across America and the Caribbean this past weekend at the Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar. Athletes from elementary schools from 17 states and several Caribbean islands, including Jamaica, the Bahamas and the Guyana, participated in the annual showcase.

Here’s a look at what’s Trending:

Usain Bolt says he has accepted that he may have to return his 4 by 100 meter relay gold medal from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. This comes after Nesta Carter’s blood sample from 2008 was re-tested and found positive for a banned substance. Bolt has said that it was “heartbreaking” to lose something he trained so hard to get.

For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Partly Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 92 and a low of 76. In Miami-Dade, Partly Cloudy with a high of 89 and a low of 77.

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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