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A look at some of the top stories making the news today, June 27th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Here’s a look at our top stories.

The Miami-Dade School Board has opposed a rate increase by FPL at this months meeting. FPL asked the Florida Public Service Commission to allow an increase of $13 a month over the next four years, which would result in an increase of nearly $7 million for public schools. FPL argues that the increase is due to growth in population. However, opponents say that the raise would hinder the operation of schools and payment of its staff.

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The Jamaican Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kamina Johnson-Smith, said that Britons vote to leave the EU means that the UK will eventually cease current arrangements between the countries. Severing the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Cotonou Partnership Agreement and the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement could  have significant implications on the Jamaican economy. Prime Minister Andrew Holness says they will continue to monitor these developments.

 

The Westfield Experience, at Westfield Broward Mall, showcased the talents of 20 fashion designers throughout the Caribbean. In an interview with CNW90, Aye-suh Sealy said that this years event has proven successful once again to further building a name for Carib Style Week and has already began planning for next year.

In Sports, CASA Super League defending champions, the Lauderhill Lions, have again reigned victorious taking home a win over Albion Plantation with a score of 4 to 1. The match was held Saturday night at the Lauderhill Sports Park.

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Jamaican sprinter, Kemar Bailey-Cole, revealed that he has recently contracted the Zika virus. The 100 meter champion was reportedly experiencing back pains and muscle soreness finding a lymph node after getting a haircut. Bailey-Cole says he plans to run in next week’s Olympic trials.

For todays weather forecast:

Scattered thunderstorms in Broward County with a high of 88 and a low of 75. Scattered thunderstorms in Miami-Dade, with a high of 88 and a low of 77.

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.