With a look at some of the top stories making the news today, June 19 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, Miami-Dade increase COVID-19 enforcement measures, Broward County announces the reopening of schools and popular Jamaican choreographer sues Jay-Z and Beyonce.
Now for the news in the detail
Amid the steady increase in COVID-19 numbers in South Florida, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said that enforcement of safety guidelines will be increased, with violating businesses shut down. In a video message on Wednesday, Gimenez addressed concerns regarding the spike in numbers and rumors of a reimplementation of the stay-at-home order. The mayor advised that businesses that are caught not adhering to the rules under the state’s reopening will be shut down by the Miami-Dade Police. As for another stay-at-home order, City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez says he views that as a last resort that he doesn’t feel is necessary yet but it can’t be ruled out.
In the meantime, The Broward County Public School District has announced that schools will reopen for the 2020-21 school year on August 19. Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said that it is very possible that for the upcoming school year, a blended learning model will be implemented, which involves students being at school on some days and doing e-learning at home on other days. Runcie said the school board would like students to get at least 50% of their learning in a classroom setting. The superintendent also vowed to bring back athletics and other school activities by mid-July.
In Caribbean News, renowned Jamaican choreographer Dr. L’Antoinette Stines has filed a lawsuit against music superstars Jay Z and Beyonce for her work on a 2018 album by The Carters called ‘Everything is Love’. In court documents filed on Tuesday, Stines is reportedly suing the American superstar couple for copyright infringement, and violation of her right to publicity, plus damages. She also wants writing credits and monetary compensation. Stines claims the superstar duo took her work, used it on a key portion of the track, ‘Black Effect’, without giving her any credit or money.
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