A look at some of the top stories making the news today, June 30th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.
Here’s a look at our top stories.
The Florida anti-abortion law, passed by the Legislature this year, goes into effect Friday, July 1. Part of the law requires abortion doctors to have a transfer agreement with a nearby hospital, which critics say limits access to abortions if clinics can’t find hospitals willing to do business with them. Transfer agreements between clinics and hospitals means that a hospital agrees to take patients from a clinic in emergency situations.
Jamaican Minister of Labour and Social Security, Shahine Robinson, says that the government has established a goal of placing 16,000 Jamaican workers in the North American market by the end of 2017. Emphasis will be placed on strengthening, expanding and diversifying the range of job opportunities available to expand overseas employment programs for Jamaican nationals.
Haitian born Miami Artist, Asser Saint-Val, will launch his “Art In The Sky“ interactive public art installation throughout Miami-Dade. The FIU Campus in Biscayne will be one of the three sites to host the collection over the summer. The installation will feature air sculptures suspended over a full size bed, created to engage audiences with a multi-sensory experience.
In Sports, Jamaican, Daina Levy, will make history in the hammer throw ring on the first day of track and field at the Rio Olympics. Levy will be the first ever Jamaican to participate in the event at that level, qualifying with a mark of 71 meters at the Lawrence Last Chance meet in Kansas on Saturday.
Here’s a look at what’s Trending:
Dwayne Wade may be leaving Miami. After 13 years of playing with the Heat, the basketball star says he is open to free agency offers and has been taking open meetings with other teams.
For todays weather forecast:
Scattered thunderstorms in Broward County with a high of 89 and a low of 77. Scattered storms in Miami-Dade as well, with a high of 89 and a low of 79.
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