A look at some of the top stories making the news today, November 25, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Jackson Memorial Health has announced plans to open an urgent care center in Miami Gardens. Responding to the need of the “many insured families” in the area, the company said the new center will be added to the existing North Dade Health center, which currently does not accept walk-in patients.

City of Lauderdale Lakes Commission is reviewing a proposal banning new gas stations from the city. Proponents of the law argue that gas stations bring little employment opportunities and fail to attract new business. Lauderdale Lakes currently has 10 gas stations, with another to begin construction next year.

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Haitian-American activist Marleine Bastien will be honored for her human rights advocacy this Sunday at “The Promoting Community Excellence Awards,” starting 6 pm at Little Haiti Cultural Center. Bastien is the Executive Director of Haitian Women in Miami organization.

Jamaica head soccer coach Winfried Schaefer has refuted claims that the team is responsible for Birmingham striker Clayton Donaldson’s injury. Club manager Gary Rowett argued that Donaldson should have been taken out after the striker went down twice. Schaefer, however, says players are never forced to play if they have an injury.

What’s trending:

Jamaica’s Minister of Transportation warns rural taxi drivers to stop putting children in the trunk. The practice is an age-old problem in communities without sufficient transport for community school children. 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:

Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 77 and a low of 71. For Miami-Dade, cloudy with a high of 77 and a low of 70. For more information on these and other stories, visit caribbeannationalweekly.com. 

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