It Tuesday May 2 and we are looking at some of the top stories across your Caribbean American community. Welcome… I’m……and you’re watching CNW90. Today’s news is brought to you by the Florida Department of Health in Broward County, who wants to remind you that Immunizations are SAFE, PROVEN PROTECTION.

Nominations are now being accepted for the positions of Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board Member and Advisory Board Member Alternate for the Southern USA. The office is voluntary and duration of term of office for each position is two years.  Nominations closes on Sunday, May 14, 2017. Persons applying for the position are expected to meet specific criteria, and be committed to bear certain roles and responsibilities during the two-year duration.

Jamaica’s first lady, Juliet Holness, made an impassioned plea for the eradication of child sexual abuse at last Saturday’s Protect the Children Gala at the Hyatt Regency Hotel  in Fort Lauderdale. The wife of Jamaica’s prime minister Andrew Holness, was keynote speaker at the event. Citing statistics from the United Nations and UNICEF which showed millions of children throughout the world living in poverty and being sexually exploited, Holness noted that, “Child sexual abuse, like poverty, sickness and death, knows no boundaries, but must be stopped.”

Angry residents of North Oropouche, near Sangre Grande in Trinidad staged a fiery protest, against the poor state of the road network leading into the village. The residents blocked five roads with burning tyres on Monday morning. The demonstrators were not satisfied with the response by authorities to repair an eight-mile stretch in North Oropouche.

And in sports

Jamaica’s former world and Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown recently made her seasonal 100 meter debut, with a 11.06 second clocking to beat Trinidad’s Kelly-Ann Baptiste who clocked 11.15, at the Tom Jones Memorial Classic in Gainesville, Florida.

Here’s what’s trending

The record-breaking performances of Jamaica’s Usain Bolt in the 100-meter and 200-meter events at the 2009 staging of the IAAF World Championships in Berlin, Germany are ranked number one of all time by the governing body of track and field.

For Tomorrow’s weather forecast.

It will be partly cloudy with isolated showers in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties with a high of 86 and a low of 73. Today’s news was brought to you by the Florida Department of Health in Broward County, who encourages you to Protect Your Baby, Vaccinate On Time, Every Time.  They remind you that Immunizations are SAFE, PROVEN PROTECTION. For more on these and other stories visit us at caribbeannationalweekly.com Make sure to pick your copy of Caribbean News weekly at your nearest Caribbean American outlet.

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