A look at some of the top stories making the news today, May 18th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.
Here is a look at our top stories…
25-year-old Broward County resident Elizabeth Gonzalez has pleaded guilty to conspiracy fraud charges in a Jamaican-based lotto scam. The former nurse pleaded guilty, but claimed her husband Delroy Drummond, who pleaded guilty in March, forced her into the scheme. Valued at $500,000, the scheme specifically targeted senior citizens in the U.S.
In commemoration of Caribbean American Heritage Month, the leadership of the Institute of Caribbean Studies will honor volunteers and entrepreneurs in the community. This event runs in connection with the organizations “Ignite Caribbean: Forum on the Future” which is a celebration of youth entrepreneurship and social enterprise by Caribbean Americans.
The show must go on! Despite the cancellation of two shows on his Blackheart Man Tour due to illness, Bunny Wailer will proceed with North American and European dates for this summer. Wailer’s manager is said to be releasing the revised concert locations and dates this week.
In Sports, The Lauderhill T-20 Cricket tournament moves into the finals, as Trinidad and Tobago faces Guyana on May 21st at the Lauderhill Sports Park. In the semifinals, Trinidad and Tobago defeated last year’s winner, India, 211 for 4. Heavy showers rained out the Guyana versus Jamaica game, leaving Guyana to advance to the finals due to the superior net run rate.
And now, here’s what’s Trending:
The Running Man Challenge dance made popular by some Caribbean and American celebrities has several South Florida Police Departments getting flak for their involvement. One person commenting ”Don’t you have crime to stop” under a video posted by local Police Departments with over a thousand likes and shares on Facebook.
For Today’s Weather Forecast:
Scattered thunderstorms across Broward County with a high of 86 and a low of 74. Thunderstorms across the Miami-Dade area as well, with a high of 87 and a low of 75.
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