With a look at some of the top stories making the news today, October 13th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, for CNW 90, I’m Suzette Speaks.
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Here’s a look at our top stories:
The U.S. government has placed a temporary hold on a recent policy change that may have put thousands of Haitians living in the U.S. in danger of being deported. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Tuesday that in the wake of the storm, the government will hold off on last month’s announcement. Many south Florida Caribbean activists gathered and wrote to President Obama in hopes of getting this positive outcome.
Gill and Associates, one of the longest serving Caribbean-American companies in South Florida has successfully secured a $1.25 million award from the US government. The US Department of Commerce has awarded the company, formed in 1990 by Jamaican-American Marie Gill, to operate a new Minority Business Development Agency Global Business Center in Florida.
On Tuesday morning hundreds of South Florida residents under the age of 35 gathered at the West Kendall campus of Miami-Dade College to hear democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and former Vice President Al Gorespeak at a campaign rally. Clinton campaign staffer, Milly Gooden, said the campaign was encouraged by the turnout of young supporters as there was concern millennials were not enthused about Clinton’s candidacy.
The Jamaican Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport has announced plans to create statues in honor of Rio superstars, Usain Bolt, Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce, Veronica Campbell-Brown, and Asafa Powell. The ministry stated that two statues will be completed in time for Jamaica’s 55th Independence anniversary next year while the other two will be completed the following year.
Now, here’s what’s trending:
A Federal Judge has extended voter registration in Florida for one week until October 18, due to the impact of Hurricane Matthew. This ruling came yesterday morning after the Clinton foundation filed a lawsuit following Governor Rick Scott’s refusal for extension.
For today’s weather forecast:
Isolated thunderstorms in Broward County with a high 85 of and a low of 72. Partly cloudy in Miami-Dade, with a high of 84 and a low of 76.
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