With a look at some of the top stories making the news today, June 1 across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, I’m…for CNW 90.

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To help stop the spread of COVID-19, The Florida Department of Health in Broward County reminds everyone to practice social distancing, wash your hands often with soap and water and cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.

Coming up in the newscast, South Florida joins nationwide protests after the killing of George Floyd, Miami-Dade postpones the reopening of beaches and Jamaica mourns the death of labor minister Shahine Robinson.

Now for the news in the detail

Over the weekend, the South Florida community joined in nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died under the of Minneapolis police. Hundreds of demonstrators lined the streets of Tampa, Coral Gables, Lauderhill and Miami on Saturday and Sunday to protest police brutality. Protests in Miami turned violent, which resulted in the arrest of over 50 people. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez later issued a countywide curfew beginning at 9 PM. The city of Miami also has its own curfew of 8 PM.

In the meantime, Miami-Dade has postponed the reopening of county beaches amid the unrest resulting from protests. County beaches were set to reopen today, June 1, but Miami-Dade Mayor yesterday announced that beaches will remain closed until the curfew order is lifted. Apartment and private community pools may still reopen as planned. Pools at Goulds park, A.D. Barnes Park and Oak Grove Park will also reopen. Hotels will also be able to expand accommodations.

In Caribbean News, Jamaica’s labor and security minister, Shahine Robinson died on May 29 at the age of 66 years old. Robinson, who was also the member of parliament for North-East St. Ann, died at her home in St. Ann. She had fallen gravely ill weeks before her death amid a two-year battle with cancer. Robinson was previously a naturalised citizen of the United States before obtaining a Certificate of Loss of Nationality in December 2010. She is a graduate of the Miami Dade College, with an associate degree in Marketing and a diploma in Public Relations. She was a member of the Jamaica Labour Party since 2001.

In Sports News, the West Indies cricket board has slashed staff and player incomes in half, in an attempt to remain viable amidst financial troubles due to COVID-19. The cricket board said that the move is temporary but that they had no choice, given the challenges that they have faced. Retainers and allowances for directors and executive management are also being slashed by half. The board says it hopes the temporary measures will only be in place for three to six months.

For more information on these and other stories, visit CNWNETWORK.com. Remember to pick up this week’s copy of our Caribbean National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean – American outlet.

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