Its Friday March 3. We are taking a look at some of the top stories doing the rounds across your Caribbean American community right here in South Florida….Good afternoon and welcome..I’m Megan Small. Today’s coverage is brought to you by Grace Soups. Spice up your kitchen with Grace Soups today. Genuine Caribbean taste enjoyed worldwide.


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A nine-member commission has been created by newly appointed President Jovenel Moise to probe prisons and overcrowded lockups across the country and to make recommendations to improve conditions for the inmates. In a recent statement, Moise said the commission is expected to finish its review and submit a report within one month.

Detectives assigned to Jamaica’s Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Branch arrested three men on March 2 in relation to the murder of Indian businessman Rakesh Talreja, during a robbery at his Cherry Gardens home in St. Andrew on Thursday, February 9. Taljera’s death has hit hard in his homeland of India where his parents have demanded answers from both the Jamaican and Indian governments about the circumstances of his demise.

An article published on Thursday, March 3 in the Centers for Disease Control’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report has revealed that the proportion of Zika-affected pregnancies with birth defects is approximately 20-fold higher compared with the proportion of pregnancies seen in 2013-2014, which is before the Zika virus was introduced into the Americas. The birth defects were seen in about 3 of every 1,000 births in 2013-2014.

In Sports

Jamaican and Major League soccer forward, Giles Barnes, will now wear the colors of the Orlando City Soccer Club. Giles, who has scored three times for the Reggae Boyz, was acquired by the Florida club via the transfer route from his former club, the Houston Dynamos and is expected to bolster the attacking thrust of his new club.

Now here’s what’s trending

Barbadian singer, Rihanna, has been honored by Ivy League University Harvard with the humanitarian of the year award. The Harvard Foundation annually honors prominent public-spirited leaders and named Rihanna as the recipient of the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award for her charitable work which promotes healthcare and education in the Caribbean.

For tomorrow’s weather forecast.

It will be partly cloudy with scattered showers in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties with a high of 84 and a low of 61. 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.

Today’s coverage was brought to you by Grace Soups: Spice up your kitchen with Grace Soups today.  Genuine Caribbean taste enjoyed worldwide!”

This has been CNW90, I’m Megan Small.




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