A look at some of the top stories making the news today, September 22, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

The Jamaican American Bar Association has announced that Jamaican Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller, will serve as keynote speaker at their annual Grand Gala and Awards Ceremony, set for November 7th at the Sheraton Hotel in Dania Beach. The ceremony will recognize outstanding members of the Diaspora’s legal community.

Contract workers at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport copped a major breakthrough as the Broward County Commission voted unanimously to close a loophole excluding these workers from the county’s living-wage ordinance. The workers will now be eligible to make minimum wage of $8.05 an hour.

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The popular monthly free concert series, Big Night in Little Haiti, is calling on the public to support the event’s future in 2016 by donating to the overseeing organization, The Rhythm Foundation. The event has served as a cultural showcase for Caribbean music, food and art. Donation can be made on their website.

In sports, The Bahamas will receive some very special sports ambassadors this week as the Miami Heat Dance Squad heads to the islands for a special tour and photo shoot. Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism Harrison Thompson says the country welcomes the Miami Heat dancers as a sign of the nation’s strong support for the team.

What’s trending:
Trinidad’s Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi has signed the documents to allow the extradition of embattled former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner. 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:
Scattered Thunderstorms in Broward County with a high of 87 and a low of 74. For Miami-Dade, scattered thunderstorms with a high of 85 and a low of 74.
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