A look at some of the top stories making the news today, November 11, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.
Grenada’s Minister of Education Simon Stiell arrives in Miami today for week-long meetings with local universities to discuss scholarships and in-state tuition for Grenadian students wishing to enroll in Florida colleges. The Minister will also hold a townhall meeting this Saturday in Lauderhill to discuss the new education program with Diaspora members.
Haitian Women of Miami and other advocacy groups gathered in protest yesterday outside a Miami McDonalds demanding living wages for workers. As part of the national “Fight for $15” campaign, protestors are seeking to pressure lawmakers to raise Florida’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Foodie fans get geared up this weekend for the inaugural Miami Gardens Wine and Food Experience, set for this Saturday, starting 6 pm at the Miami Gardens Municipal Complex. The glamorous event will feature celebrity host, actor Omari Hardwick and a Master Chef Cook-off featuring local culinary talents.
In sports, Miami Heat has agreed to trade veteran guard Mario Chambers and James Ennis to the Memphis Grizzlies, in exchange to reserve players, guard Beno Udrih and forward Jarnell Stokes. Udrih and Stokes, however, will soon be traded elsewhere to help cut the Heat’s payroll and dodge a hefty luxury tax.
Parents of premature child who died in recent UWI Hospital’s bacterial outbreak plans to file suit against health facility. For more on what’s trending, follow us on Facebook and Instagram at Caribbean National Weekly, and on Twitter at National Weekly.
For Today’s Weather Forecast:
Scattered Thunderstorms in Broward County with a high of 88 and a low of 73. For Miami-Dade, partly cloudy with a high of 87 and a low of 73. For more information on these and other stories, visit caribbeannationalweekly.com.