ok at some of the top stories making the news today, November 19, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.
Tomorrow, over 300 immigrant students from high schools throughout Broward County will present their legislative policy proposals to local elected officials at the Close Up – Broward Youth Policy Summit Expo at the Don Taft University Center. This event is a follow-up to the 2014/15 Close Up – Rally to the Tally, where hundreds of recently arrived local immigrant students traveled to Tallahassee to present their legislative agenda to elected state officials.
Health and Human Resources Secretary Sylvia Burwell stopped by Miami yesterday as part of a local campaign to boost Florida enrollment in the Affordable Care Act health insurance exchange. Reports estimate that over one million Floridians eligible for the program remain uninsured.
The Jamaican Women of Florida will be hosting their second annual “Ole Tyme Jamaican Gran Market” on Saturday, November 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Christway Baptist Church in Miramar. The event will feature both local and Jamaican vendors specializing in arts and craft, gourmet food items, cosmetics and jewelry.
In sports, Double Olympic and World Champion Usain Bolt is to head into yet another clash with American athletes as he and two others make the final cut for IAAF’s Athlete of the Year award. Joining Bolt on the three-man shortlist are American decathlete Ashton Eaton and triple jumper Christian Taylor.
Commonwealth heads are set to ratify support for Guyana in border dispute with Venezuela at upcoming heads of government meeting in Malta. For more on what’s trending, follow us on Facebook and Instagram at Caribbean National Weekly, and on Twitter at National Weekly.
For Today’s Weather Forecast:
Scattered thunderstorms in Broward County with a high of 84 and a low of 72. For Miami-Dade, scattered thunderstorms with a high of 84 and a low of 73. For more information on these and other stories, visit caribbeannationalweekly.com.