It’s Thursday, March 22. We are looking at some of the top stories across your Caribbean-American community. Welcome. I’m Megan Small, and you’re watching CNW 90. Your coverage today is brought to you by Grace Soups. Spice up your kitchen with Grace soups today. Genuine Caribbean taste enjoyed worldwide.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta has designated Miami-Dade County a “cautionary area” resulting from the agency’s confirmation of a new Zika virus case in Miami. On Monday, the Florida Department of Health (FDH) reported that the new infection related to an individual residing in Miami-Dade County. The Department also reported that there were four new travel related Zika cases in South Florida.
The Jamaican government will formally apologize to the victims of state inflicted violence – the Coral Gardens incident that occurred in 1963 and the Tivoli Gardens incursion of 2010. This was announced by Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Tuesday as he made his contribution to the 2017/2018 budget debate in Parliament.
As news of the rotten scandal affecting corned beef from Brazil gains traction, several other Caribbean countries have followed Jamaica’s lead and have banned the importation of the staple. The countries of Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and Guyana have also placed bans on the product.
And in sports… Jamaica’s 400 meters female hurdler, Kaliese Spencer, has dismissed allegations by the Jamaica Athletic Administrative Authority (J three A’s) that she had committed an anti-doping violation. The Authority reported that they were notified by the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) that Spencer had been in breach of article 2.3 of the Jamaica Anti-Doping rules which speaks to “Evading, refusing or failing to submit to sample collection.” Spencer has vowed to clear her name and promised legal action.
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A day before Congress is slated to vote on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act supporters of Obamacare staged a peaceful in West Palm Beach, close to the Mar A Lago home of President Donald Trump. The protesters gathered at Currie Park on Flagler Drive to speak out against the replacement dubbed “Trumpcare.” The Obamacare supporters threw thousands of rose petals into the Intracoastal Waterway in recognition of friends and family who have benefited from the ACA.
For Tomorrow’s weather forecast:
It will be partly cloudy with a chance oof showers in Palm Beach,Miami-Dade and Broward Counties with a high of 82 and a low of 63. For more on these and other stories, visit us online at caribbeannewsweekly.com. Make sure to pick up your copy of the Caribbean News Weekly at your nearest Caribbean American outlet.