With a look at some of the top stories making the news today, December 2, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, I’m… for CNW 90.

Nearly 500 students found themselves stranded yesterday at Florida International University following an apartment fire. The fire occurred in the new 15-story dorm tower at FIU’s main campus, after flames broke out from someone cooking with hot grease. No one, however, was hurt, according to reports.

A proposed “Ban the box” law removing previous conviction questions from job applications remains alive, despite concerns from many on the Broward County Commission. A draft will now be up for a future vote. The policy, backed by Commissioner Dale Holness, seeks to aid e-convicts reenter productive society.

Jamaica’s Company Dance Theater heads to Miramar this Saturday to present their latest show, “The Rising,” starting 8 pm at Miramar Cultural Center. Led by artistic director, Tony Wilson, this one-night only performance will be hosted by Jamaican Consul General Franz Hall and Miss Jamaica World 2015 Terri-Karelle Reid.

Jamaican-born Dane Richards will be dropped by the New York Red Bulls next season. Richards, who was a major part of the team’s success between 2007 and 2012, failed to recapture the form that once made him a rookie of the year nominee. Overall, Richards featured in 12 matches this season for the Bulls, earning just a single start.

What’s trending:

Jamaican Gov’t has copyrighted the use of “Jamaican Jerk” tag. All products with that label must be produced in Jamaica or by Jamaican-based companies. 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 84 and a low of 71. For Miami-Dade, partly cloudy with a high of 84 and a low of 71. For more information on these and other stories, visit caribbeannationalweekly.com. 

On behalf of the CNW90 team, we would like to wish the Barbadian Diaspora community a Happy Independence Day!

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