A look at some of the top stories making the news today, July 6th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Here’s a look at our top stories.

As of yesterday, Caribbean Airlines announced that passengers traveling from North America to Guyana will experience new screening procedures while passing through Trinidad’s Piarco International Airport. Following a meeting between Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago aviation officials, it was decided that boarding passes of Guyana bound passengers will be stamped for priority processing.

South Florida customers who use their credit cared to purchase gasoline by inserting it into the pump may be at risk. Reports show an increase in scammers targeting customers information left electronically in the machine. Beginning in October, the penalty in Florida for scammers will jump from a third-degree felony, to a second-degree felony which can total up to 15 years in prison.

Vybz Kartel’s recently released album, ‘King of The Dancehall’ has fallen to number four on the Billboard reggae chart. The album, which debuted at number two last week, has been replaced by Ziggy Marley’s self-titled album, ‘Ziggy Marley’. The number-one spot, however, is still occupied by foreign reggae band Rebelution, with their song, ‘Falling Into Place’. Alkaline’s album, ‘New Level Unlocked’, sits at number 10, falling from number nine last week.

In Sports, the fastest man alive, Usain Bolt, will be in Europe seeking treatment for his hamstring tear from doctor, Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt. After pulling out of the Jamaican trials, Bolt may be forced to make a qualifying time at the Müller Anniversary Games in London on July 22 in order to make it to Rio for the 2016 Olympics.

Here’s a look at what’s Trending:

A memorial statue to Mary Seacole has been unveiled in London this past weekend and is believed to be the first statue in the UK devoted to a black woman. Seacole was a Jamaican born nurse who cared for wounded British soldiers during the Crimean War in the 19th Century. The statue follows a 12-year campaign which raised 500,000 pounds.

For todays weather forecast:

Mostly sunny in Broward County with a high of 92 and a low of 78. Partly Cloudy in Miami-Dade, with a high of 92 and a low of 80.

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.

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