Happy Thursday everyone! Today is February 16. We’re taking a look at some of the top stories that are making the news across your Caribbean-American community right here in South Florida.

Broward County Commissioners are proposing that medical marijuana dispensaries be allowed to open their doors at various locations. The shops could begin doing business at Commercial strips along Sunrise Boulevard, U.S. 441, Northwest 27th Avenue and Northwest 31st Avenue, also known as Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, The Commissioners set a March 14 public hearing, where a final decision will be made. The shops would be required to have 24-hour video surveillance, employ a medical doctor and close by 9:00 PM among other stipulations.

Jamaica’s security minister, Robert Montague, has rubbished reports on social media that persons in that island are being murdered to fuel an alleged organ harvesting scheme. Montague said no case of any deceased person appearing with missing organs has been reported to the police or examined by the Institute of Forensic Science and Legal Medicine.

The Trinidad and Tobago Public Accounts Enterprises (PAEC) Committee was informed that lead from the Guanapo and other landfills is seeping into the water courses, posing “a potential ecological disaster”. Solid Waste Management Ltd (SWMCOL) appeared before the PAEC, where its CEO, Ronald Roach, stated that the University of the West Indies, had conducted an extensive study of the water quality in and around the Guanapo landfill site and had identified lead in the surrounding water courses. Roach said the report pointed to problems with the water escaping from the landfill site which contaminates the natural water sources.

In Sports

English Premier League team, Arsenal, are hanging to a thread after suffering a humiliating five nil thumping at the hands of German club Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday. The English team were sent reeling dueto a strong second half showing by Bayern Munich and will have to win the second leg by four clear goals to avoid elimination.

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A new AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety report indicates 88 percent of millennials (aged 18 to 25) admitted being involved in driving infractions in the past 30 days, earning the dubious distinction as the worst behaved U.S. drivers.

For tomorrows weather forecast

It will be partly cloudy in both Broward and Miami-Dade County with a High of 81 degrees and a low of 51.  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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