A look at some of the top stories making the news today, November 12, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Broward County Commissioners have cut penalties for small marijuana possession from a misdemeanor arrest to a civil citation. County police officers can now give citations for possession of 20 grams or less, and a $100 fine for a first time offense. Cities within the county, however, can opt out of the new ruling.

Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has hailed the Jacksonville-based Northeast Florida Medical Society for providing free health services for residents in Hanover and St. James. The group, led by Guyanese Dr. Kenneth Jones, is currently in Jamaica for their second annual mission.

To promote home ownership among the Caribbean American community, the Greater Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Financial Forum on Home Ownership, this Saturday, starting 10 am at Florida Medical Center auditorium. Local industry professionals will be on hand to answer questions.

US Soccer has launched a campaign banning children 10 and under from heading balls. US Soccer was facing a lawsuit from parents and players, who accused the governing body of acting “negligently” over thousands of concussions. The lawsuit was dropped before the campaign by the body was announced.

What’s trending:

The U.S. Embassy has issued travel alert to American citizens, warning about rising crime in Barbados. 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:

Partly cloudy in Broward County with a high of 88 and a low of 73. For Miami-Dade, partly cloudy with a high of 86 and a low of 73. For more information on these and other stories, visit caribbeannationalweekly.com. 


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