Today is March 1. We’re taking a look at some of the top stories that are making the news across your Caribbean-American community.

Palm Beach County has taken another step to regulate the services provided to residents by certified nursing aides, CNAs, usually referred to as caregivers. Based on the new regulations, effective today –  caregivers who are not licensed by the county will be subject to a hefty fine, and could face the possibility a 60-day prison sentence.

Measures aimed at strengthening security in correctional institutions across Jamaica, have been outlined by the Junior Minister of National Security, Pearnel Charles Jr. The stance taken by the Ministry will also stamp out the practice of inmates recording songs and smuggling them into the public space. The ministry says measures are  also being implemented to eliminate the smuggling of cell phones and other contraband.

On Wednesday, March 1, a training exercise will take place at Okeeheelee Park in Palm Beach County. The annual exercise will involve simulated response actions and the simulated emergency protective measures that would be implemented if an emergency at the St Lucie Nuclear Power Plant were to occur.

In Sports

Jamaica‘s gymnastics team took top honors in two classes at the Caribbean Fest Gymnastics tournament in Virginia at the weekend. Jamaica’s 11-member team topped both level one and two while finishing runners-up in level three.

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President Donald Trump struck on conciliatory tone when delivered his first address to congress yesterday. The president defended several controversial policies while outlining a bold agenda.

For tomorrows weather forecast

It will be partly cloudy in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties with a High of 84 degrees and a low of 72.  For more information on these and other stories, visit us online at Make Sure to pick up your copy of the National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean American outlet.

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