A look at some of the top stories making the news today, December 3, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.
Prominent local Jamaican-American accountant Pamella Watson had been sentenced to six and a half years in federal prison for wire fraud. Watson also agreed to restitute $1.5 million out of the $3.68 million she took from the IRS by falsifying her clients’ tax returns. Several prominent Jamaicans in South Florida and Jamaica spoke on her behalf, asking the court for leniency.
Florida’s job openings in November reached the highest level in ten years, according to Governor Rick Scott. Job openings in the state increased by 19,272 openings last month to 299,530. That’s an increase of 6.9 percent, compared to the national growth rate of 4.3 percent.
Former Jamaican schoolboy footballers will be donning their cleats again this Sunday for the Calabar High School Alumni Association’s annual All-Alumni Soccer tournament, starting 10 am at Silver Shores Park in Miramar. Teams will be representing Cornwall College, Wolmers, Jamaica College, and Glenmuir, among 22 other Jamaican schools.
Former CONCACAF president and FIFA VP Jeffrey Webb has changed his plea to guilty for corruption charges filed by U.S. authorities. The Cayman Island native is among 8 top international soccer executives who have changed to guilty pleas. 16 additional soccer officials from south and central America were also indicted.
Trinidadian Muslim activist Inshan Ishmael has set up an anonymous emergency telephone hotline for people to share information on Trinidad and Tobago nationals who may be heading to join international terrorist group, ISIS. US intelligence estimates that over 100 Caribbean nationals have joined the terrorist group. 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:
Thunderstorms in Broward County with a high of 76 and a low of 71. For Miami-Dade, thunderstorm with a high of 76 and a low of 70. For more information on these and other stories, visit caribbeannationalweekly.com.