A look at some of the top stories making the news today, August 31st, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

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Here’s a look at our top stories:

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Prominent Caribbean Americans won or retained their seats in Tuesday’s Primary Elections in South Florida. Commissioner Dale Holness won the race to represent District 9 in the Broward County Commission and Lauderdale Lakes mayor Barrington Russel was elected to replace outgoing representative Hazelle Rogers in District 95 in the Florida House of Representative. Other Caribbean Americans winners were Daphne Campbell and Patricia Hawkins-Williams for Florida House seats 38 and 92 respectively.

With September being National Preparedness Month and the peak of hurricane season, FEMA encourages residents in the Southeast to make disaster preparedness a priority. South Florida residents are encouraged to download the free FEMA app which provides safety tips as well as weather alerts from the National Weather Service.

Let’s take a look at sports:

The Miami Dolphins announced an innovative partnership with Uber, the ridesharing company, aiming to enhance transportation options and experience at the new Hard Rock Stadium. ‘Through the agreement, the Dolphins are the first sports team to host an ‘UberTailgate’, providing fans with a designated Uber Zone for a convenient location for drop off and pick up for fans

And now, here’s what’s trending:

Jet Blue Airways begins commercial flights from Miami to Cuba today. This is the first time since 1961 there will be commercial air travel between the US and Cuba. U.S. Airways will operate commercial flights later in September. The renewal of commercial flights results from ease in diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba initiated by President Obama in 2014.

For today’s weather forecast:

Scattered Thunderstorms in Broward County with a high of 88 and a low of 78. Scattered Thunderstorms in Miami-Dade as well, with a high of 86 and a low of 81.

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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