A look at some of the top stories making the news today, September 29, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.
In exchange for reduced charges, prominent tax accountant and Jamaican Diaspora leader in South Florida, Pamela Watson, has pled guilty to filing millions in false federal income-tax refunds. She faces up to 20 years in prison. Her case will be sentenced on December 4th.
New Jamaican Ambassador to the U.S., Ralph Thomas, is calling on the American Diaspora to register in the ongoing “Mapping Jamaica’s Diaspora Project,” which is a database recording the location, skills, expertise and interests of Jamaicans across the globe. Members can register online at the project’s website.
Haitian Art in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake take center stage in new documentary, “In the Eye of the Spiral,” which will be screened, starting 6:30 pm at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus at Florida International University. There will also be a reception with film producers Raynald Leconte and Eve Blouin.
Juliet Cuthbert, former Jamaican sprinter and double Olympic Games silver medalist, has been inducted into the University of Texas Athletics Hall of Fame. Cuthbert is a three-time Olympian, as well as a three-time NCAA champion and an 11-time Southwest Conference champion.
Former FIFA exec Jack Warner gets a brief reprieve from extradition, as judge adjourns his case until December 2.
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For Today’s Weather Forecast:
Scattered Thunderstorms in Broward County with a high of 89 and a low of 77. For Miami-Dade, scattered thunderstorms with a high of 87 and a low of 77.
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