A look at some of the top stories making the news today, October 14, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.
A new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation says that more than a million Floridians eligible for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act remain unenrolled because they were unaware they qualify. In total, around 2.78 remained uncovered, including undocumented immigrants and individuals whose income falls within the Medicaid gap.
The Bahamas Consulate General in Miami is conducting a Disaster Relief Initiative to assist victims in The Bahamas devastated by Hurricane Joaquin. The Consul is calling on the Caribbean Diaspora in South Florida to support, by donating perishables at the Consul’s downtown Miami offices.
Promoting everyday health and wellness, Miami Gardens Mayor Mayor Oliver G. Gilbert III is challenging residents to get in shape in the city’s annual fitness challenge. From October to
December, the Mayor will join residents as the city hosts diverse classes and events, from yoga sessions to a weekly 3 mile walk/run.
“Jamaican Sensation” Jerome Jordan has signed with NBA team New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans announced the move following major injuries with current centers Omer Asik and Alexis Ajinca. Jordan, who played in 44 games last season for the Brooklyn Nets, premieres next Monday for the Pelicans’ presentation game in Chicago.
Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz have been beaten 3-0 by South Korea in a friendly international in Seoul.
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For Today’s Weather Forecast:
Scattered Thunderstorms in Broward County with a high of 88 and a low of 73. For Miami-Dade, scattered showers with a high of 87 and a low of 72.
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