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Coming up in the newscast, Commissioner Dale Holness proclaims Kodak Black Day in Broward County, Jamaican footballer Raheem Sterling honored by Queen Elizabeth II, and St Kitts and Nevis now under partial lockdown.

Now for the news in detail,

Popular rapper Kodak Black was honored by Jamaican-born Commissioner Dale Holness for his work in Broward County.

On Friday, Holness declared June 11 Kodak Black Day. The Pompano Beach native was honored with the proclamation during a charity basketball game in Coral Springs. During the presentation of the honor, Holness lauded Kodak for his charitable works and accomplishments in the field of music. The proclamation detailed Kodak’s charitable work over the years, which include donating essential items to the Jack & Jill Children’s Center in Fort Lauderdale, donating money to community groups during thanksgiving, scholarship funds, and other initiatives.

Now for Caribbean News,

In Sports News,

Jamaican international football player Raheem Sterling has been honored by Queen Elizabeth II for his work to promote racial equality in sport. On June 11, the Manchester City and England forward was named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The 26-year-old, who has been heavily involved in anti-racism and anti-discrimination campaigns, has been made an MBE, Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. This is the third highest-ranking Order of the British Empire award. The Jamaican-born footballer responded to the announcement, saying that he was grateful to be recognized.

And in St Kitts and Nevis,

In an effort to halt the spread of COVID-19, the government of St Kitts and Nevis has announced a partial lockdown for the next two weeks. The lockdown will include an 11-hour curfew, from 6 PM to 5 AM daily. Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris said that under the new restrictions, all essential businesses and offices may continue their business operations by allowing their employees to work remotely. There will be no mass gatherings, restaurants and bars will be closed for in-person dining and gaming establishments will also be closed. The measures will run until June 26.

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