With a look at some of the top stories making the news today, March 3, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, I’m…for CNW 90.
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To help stop the spread of COVID-19, The Florida Department of Health in Broward County reminds everyone to practice social distancing, wash your hands often with soap and water and cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
Coming up in the newscast, teachers and law enforcement officers in Florida to get vaccinated, reggae legend Bunny Wailer dies in Kingston and Grenada lifts UK travel ban.
Now for the news in the detail
Coronavirus vaccine eligibility is expanding to older teachers and first responders under an executive order signed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Teachers, school employees, firefighters and law enforcement officers who are 50 and older will be able to get the shot starting on Wednesday. The order also allows for younger people deemed extremely vulnerable to the virus to get the shot at doctors’ offices or pharmacies. Previously, the group could only get vaccinated at hospitals.
Now for Caribbean News,
In Jamaica, Legendary reggae singer, Neville O’Riley Livingston, otherwise known as Bunny Wailer has died. He died at the Medical Associates Hospital in Kingston on March 2nd at the age of 73. The details surrounding his death are not yet known, but the legendary reggae singer had been ailing for many years. In 2018, Wailer suffered a minor stroke, resulting in speech problems. In July 2020, he suffered a second stroke. His passing was confirmed by Jamaica’s Culture Minister Olivia Grange. Known as Jah B or Bunny Livingston, Wailer was the youngest of the three original Wailers, alongside Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. The singer-songwriter and three-time Grammy winner is considered one of the longtime standard-bearers of reggae music.
In Grenada, Prime Minister, Dr Keith Mitchell has announced steps to reopen the island’s tourism sector in the coming months. Mitchell said commercial fights from the United Kingdom and hotel properties including the Sandals Resort, will be reopened in two months. In December 2020, Sandals announced a suspension of operations after a cluster of COVID-19 cases had been identified among staff and guests. That same month, the government has imposed a travel ban on the UK. But Prime Minister Mitchell says by April, UK flights will resume to the island, and more hotels will open to visitors.
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