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Coming up in the newscast, at least one dead after South Florida condo collapses, legendary Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown announces retirement and Guyana moving to implement visa restrictions to curb illegal migration.
Now for the news in detail,
On Wednesday night, a beachfront condo partially collapsed in South Florida. At least one person is dead and search-and-rescue efforts are underway. During a press conference on Thursday, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials said the search in the unaffected parts of Champlain Towers South is complete. The focus is now on the collapsed portion of the condo, located in Miami Beach. They said 35 occupants were pulled from the structure and two were rescued from the rubble. One person has passed away but officials said they believe there could be multiple fatalities.
Now for Caribbean News,
After a stellar career spanning more than two decades, Jamaica’s beloved track queen Veronica Campbell-Brown has decided to hang up her spikes for good. VCB made the announcement on Wednesday, on the eve of Jamaica’s national championships to select a team to the Tokyo Olympics. Campbell-Brown, who last month celebrated her 39th birthday, has won 19 medals at the Olympic Games and World Championships level and 34 as a senior athlete for Jamaica, including back-to-back 200m Olympic gold. She also won World Championships gold in the 100m in 2007 and gold in the 200m in 2011. The Olympian said she will now turn her focus to parenting, and her entrepreneurial and charity ventures.
And in Guyana,
The Guyana government has signaled its intention to impose visa requirements targeting nationals from Haiti and Cuba as the country grapples with an influx of illegal migrants. Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall, said recently there have been several instances where Haitians, Nigerians and Cubans have been detained after they were found to have entered the country, illegally. He said the government is moving to tackle the issue by imposing visa restrictions on these countries.
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