A look at some of the top stories making the news across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida

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Here’s a look at our top stories:
Florida Authorities say for the first time on the continental US, the Zika virus was found in three groups of trapped mosquitoes on Miami Beach. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said in a news release, the Zika-carrying mosquitoes were caught in the 1.5- square-mile area identified as a hot-zone of active transmission of the virus.

Today Sistrunk Boulevard construction will begin on the “Safe Street Improvements Project.” Phase I of the project, which stretches from NW 27th Avenue to east of NW 24th Avenue….,are expected to be completed by November.

The Jamaica Women of Florida will host its fourth annual Health and Wellness Forum on Saturday, September 17th in Pembroke Pines.  The event, entitled  “To Your Mental Health”, will feature a three-hour conversation beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the South Regional Broward College Library.
In sports:
The qualifying matches for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia will kick-off today with Guatemala facing off against St. Vincent and the Grenadines at 6:15pm… and USA taking on the Trinidad and Tobago at 8:15pm… Also tonight Jamaica will play Haiti will take place at Independence Park in Kingston.
Also in sports, the Jamaica High School Alumni Association Soccer Tournament held this Labor weekend at the Lauderhill Sports Park, was abandoned due to lightning on Monday during the quarterfinal round.  Wholmers and Dint-hill High, both undefeated during the group stages, were among the favorites to win the coveted Caribbean National Weekly Cup.
And now, here’s what’s trending:
Diplomatic history was made in Jamaica with the appointment  of Ambassador Audrey Marks, as the first individual to serve twice as Jamaica’s top diplomat in Washington, D.C.  Ambassador Marks, who served for two years, from May 2010 to June 2012, will assume her duties next week.

For today’s weather forecast:
Scattered Thunderstorms in Broward County with a high of 88 and a low of 75. Scattered Thunderstorms in Miami-Dade as well, with a high of 87 and a low of 77.
For more information on these and other stories, visit caribbeannationalweekly.com.
Remember to pick up this week’s copy of our Caribbean National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean – American outlet.
Today’s news is brought to you by Goldson Spine and Rehabilitation Center who reminds you “After a Car accident, Call, Goldson Spine.”
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