With a look at some of the top stories making the news today, June 5 across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, I’m…for CNW 90.

Today’s newscast is brought to you by the Florida Department of Health;

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, Governor DeSantis announces phase two reopening of Florida, Broward lifts emergency curfew order and Bahamas to reopen its borders on July 1.

Now for the news in the detail

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has announced plans for the state to move into phase 2 reopening beginning today, June 5th. Phase two includes allowing movie theaters, bowling alleys, gymnasiums, bars, nightclubs and concert venues to reopen. Under phase two, bars and pubs may operate at 50% capacity inside and full capacity outside for dine-in service. The other outlined establishments will also be allowed to reopen at 50% capacity. DeSantis said however that the South Florida counties: Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach, are not included in the phase two reopening at this time.

In the meantime, Broward County’s nightly curfew has been lifted, while Miami-Dade’s has been pushed back to midnight. Broward has been under a 9 PM to 6 AM curfew since Sunday following a series of protests in Fort Lauderdale. On Wednesday, the county administrator terminated the curfew but warned that it may be reimpose if there is evidence of civil unrest. In Miami-Dade, the county mayor echoed the same sentiments, saying that although the curfew has been pushed back, it may change depending on conditions on the streets.

In Caribbean News, As the Caribbean region begins to slowly reopen, the Bahamas has announced that it will reopen its borders to tourists on July 1. But before allowing the island’s hotels and airports to reopen for international commercial travel, the island’s tourism industry will reopen on June 15. This will see the return of boaters, yachters, and private aviation to the island. Bahamian citizens, legal residents and homeowners will also be allowed to return to the island during that time.

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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