A look at some of the top stories making the news today, June 21st, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Here’s a look at our top stories.

UK  based company, Caricoin Ltd, has partnered with security platform BitGo, to launch the first bitcoin mobile money app in the Caribbean. Created specifically with the Caribbean people in mind, it is an app that allows users to send and receive bitcoin and use them to pay for goods and services on a no-fee basis.

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The Guyanese Civil Defense Commission will be developing an operating procedure for oil spills with help from the U.S. As part of its preparedness and response effort in the event of a leak, CDC Deputy Director, General Kester Craig, says that a disaster risk reduction program is important to reduce the impact of potential disasters in the country. Guyana is expected to start producing oil and gas by 2020.

Carib Style Week will begin to take over South Florida with a pop up shop and runway event at the Westfield Broward Mall. Style week will run from this Thursday, June 23rd to the 26th in Fort Lauderdale. FSU Law Graduate and civil activist, Jasmine Rand, is bringing her new line ‘Jasmine Swimwear’ to this years showcase hoping to inspire and empower women with her African designs.

In Sports, 29-year-old Timroy Allen, who plays for the US national cricket team has made it to the CPL draft. The Jamaican born bowler represented the ICC Americas team in the Regional Super50 tournament and will be competing in the 2016 Hero CPL T20 competition in July.

Here’s a look at what’s Trending:

Sam King, a Jamaican who arrived in the UK on the Empire Windrush in 1948, died Saturday at the age of 90. The Jamaican immigrant co-founded the Caribbean street festival in 1964 which grew into the Notting Hill Carnival known as one of Europe’s biggest street parties.

For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Scattered thunderstorms in Broward County with a high of 86 and a low of 76. In Miami-Dade, thunderstorms as well, with a high of 87 and a low of 78.

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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