A look at some of the top stories making the news today, January 13, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

The CDC recommends pregnant women postpone travel to several Caribbean nations, after the first case of infant brain damage linked the zika virus within the U.S. was reported in Hawaii. Countries listed include Guyana, Haiti, Martinique, Suriname and Puerto Rico. Barbados also reported its first cases of the mosquito-born virus this past weekend.

Fort Lauderdale residents gathered this past weekend in Lincoln Park for the “Time for Prayer – Time for Togetherness” prayer rally, hosted by MLK Celebration Committee. Celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the crowd called for renewed peace and security within the community.

Also celebrating the MLK holiday, The Caribbean Cultural Coalition and City of Sunrise presented a “Night of Arts” yesterday at the Sunrise Civic Center. Performances included live music from saxophonist Gary Palmer and the Valerie Tyson Band, as well as a rendition of Dr. King’s famous “I have a Dream” speech.

It was big wins for Caribbean recruits at the 2016 Major Soccer League Super Draft. Real Salt Lake grabbed Top 5 pick Jamaican midfielder Omar Holness, while fellow countryman Neco Brett was selected by the Portland Timbers. And Belize’s own Michael Salazar was also picked up by Montreal Impact.

FOR SUZETTE:  Speaking to CWN90 at the recent MLS Combine in Lauderhill, Brett and Salazar expressed confidence in their performances.

What’s trending:

Jamaican sprinters Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce win the RJR 2015 Sportsman and Sportswoman award respectively

For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Mostly Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 68 and a low of 50. For Miami-Dade, mostly cloudy with a high of 68 and a low of 53. For more information on these and other stories, visit caribbeannationalweekly.com.

On behalf of CNW90 team, we would like to wish you a happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

 

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