With a look at some of the top stories making the news today, May 31, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, I’m…for CNW 90.


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Coming up in the newscast, Frontier Airlines launch flights between Miami and Montego Bay, Jamaican entertainers lash out at international event being held on the island and Cayman Islands offering residents cash prizes to get vaccinated.

Now for the news in detail,

On May 28, Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines launched its inaugural flight from Miami to Montego Bay. Jamaica’s Consul General for Southern USA, Oliver Mair was part of the ribbon-cutting team at the launch in Miami-Dade County. The new non-stop service will fly three times weekly into Montego Bay, departing Monday, Friday, and Saturday. The Jamaica Tourist Board says with the demand for travel surfacing, the flights will greatly increase the accessibility to Jamaica from the island’s largest tourism market, the United States.

Also in Local News,

Miami-Dade Public Schools is making a change to its mask policy. On Saturday, the district announced it had reached an agreement with United Teachers of Dade. This agreement means that starting on June 1, masks will be optional for students who are participating in outdoor activities. Masks will, however, continue to be required indoors.

Now for Caribbean News,

In Jamaica,

Stakeholders in the local entertainment industry have lashed out and the Jamaican government for seemingly approving an international event to be held on the island. Jamaican promoters and artists called out the government for allowing the Mocha Fest event to be held last week, while the local entertainment industry remains closed. Amid the backlash, Prime Minister Andrew Holness and the tourism ministry have denied giving approval for any international event to be held on the island. The organizers of the Mocha Fest event, which was only open to tourists, have since canceled the remainder of their activities.

And in the Cayman Islands,

The Cayman Islands Tourism Association has offered the population a chance to win US$10,000, as well as 280 other prizes as part of an initiative to encourage persons to get vaccinated for COVID-19. The CITA said it is vital for the country to get to a 70 percent vaccination rate so that the country’s borders can reopen. As of May 28, 67 percent of the population had received one dose of the vaccine.

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