With a look at some of the top stories making the news today, January 15, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, I’m…for CNW 90.
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Coming up in the newscast, President Donald Trump impeached for a second time, Toots Hibbert and Butch Stewart receive the keys to the city of Kingston and Bermuda begins COVID-19 vaccination campaign.
Now for the news in the detail
On January 13, Donald Trump became the first president in US history to be impeached twice. Trump was charged with incitement of insurrection over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol on January 6. With the Capitol secured by armed National Guard troops, the House voted 232-197 to impeach Trump. His impeachment trial could start on January 20th, the same day that Joe Biden will be inaugurated. Trump was first impeached by the House in 2019 over his dealings with Ukraine, but the Senate voted to acquit in 2020. Only three US presidents have faced impeachment before him — Andrew Johnson, Bill Clinton and Richard Nixon, but none were convicted.
Now for Caribbean News,
In Jamaica, reggae pioneer Frederick “Toots” Hibbert and business mogul Gordon “Butch” Stewart, will be posthumously honoured with the Keys to the City of Kingston. Deputy Mayor, Winston Ennis, said that the presentations will be made in February following the passage of the necessary resolutions. Toots Hibbert died in September 2020 while Butch Stewart passed away on January 4, this year. Ennis hailed the pair for their individual contributions to Jamaican culture and nation-building. The presentation of the Keys to the City is the highest honour that can be bestowed by the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation.
And in Bermuda,
The national COVID-19 vaccination campaign got underway earlier this week. The island’s Premier David Burt and Opposition Leader Cole Simons were the first to get the shot on Monday. Health Minister Kim Wilson also took the vaccine. The British government donated more than 9,500 doses of Pfizer vaccine to Bermuda. People that will get the shot are nursing home residents, essential workers and seniors aged 80 and above. The next shipment of vaccines is expected to arrive in Bermuda in March.
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