A look at some of the top stories making the news today, September 7th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

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Here’s a look at our top stories:

The city of Pembroke Pines is trying to get its own ZIP codes from the U.S. Postal Service after city officials say the zoning reflects Hollywood, Miramar or Fort Lauderdale rather than Pembroke Pines. Zoning authorities say that ZIP codes designate delivery points, or mail sorting and distributing centers which hinders the chances of Pembroke Pines being successful in their pursuit.

Despite calls from Miami Dade officials for information on the August 28 shooting death of 8-year old North West Miami resident Jada Page, among 3 others, there has been no arrest. County Police Director Juan Perez and School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho have called upon residents at a special prayer vigil saying, “If you see something, say something.” Anyone with information should call Miami-Dade CrimeStoppers 305-471-8477.

Daheli Hall, a Miami-raised actress and filmmaker has brought her Haitian-Jamaican heritage to the small screen with a new short film shown on the Disney Channel.

“The Exchange”, follows a Haitian-American family which Hall said she used as an opportunity to present Haitian culture to a mainstream audience.

In sports:

For the final set of fixtures for the 2018 World Cup Qualifying matches last night, Jamaica fell to Haiti 2-0, the USA beat out the Soca Warriors 4-0, and St. Vincent lost against the Guatemala 9-3. Although it was a sad night for the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago will compete in round 5 which runs from next month to October 2017.

And now, here’s what’s trending:

In an opening address at Canex Jamaica, the first cannabis-centered conference on the business potential of the marijuana trade, Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett said this area is ideal for the concept of cannabis-infused tourism where cannabis products would play a major part in the tourism sector. The Ministry expects that this will boost visitor arrivals to five million annually, generating earnings of US$5 billion by 2021 bringing a new demographic into Jamaica and establish the country as a destination with a difference.

For today’s weather forecast:

Scattered Thunderstorms in Broward County with a high of 87 and a low of 76. Scattered Thunderstorms in Miami-Dade as well, with a high of 85 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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