Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Peter Lopez has ruled in favor of a joint lawsuit filed by a coalition of Florida businesses supported by state Attorney General Pam Bondi, against a City of Miami Beach 2016 ordinance increasing that city’s minimum wage. The ruling has pleased big business owners but Miami Beach’s attorneys have signaled their intention to appeal in the ruling in the Supreme Court.
South Floridians who voted to approve Constitutional Amendment two that would lead to the availability of medication derived from marijuana, are reportedly encouraged by actions underway in the current sitting of the Florida Legislature. There are six bills, one in the House and five in the Senate, currently before lawmakers which are to be debated, advanced to relative committees and voted on in both chambers.
A Palm Beach County middle school teacher is wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on child pornography charges, the agency has reported. The teacher has been identified as Corey Dejuan Perry, 33, who taught at H.L. Watkins Middle School in Palm Beach Gardens. Perry has gone into hiding after FBI agents conducted a search of his home on Friday. Officials say Perry posed as a girl and tricked boys into sending him explicit photographs and video footage of themselves via electronic mail or social media.

In sports
West Indies bowling legend Michael Holding has been appointed president of English county cricket club Derbyshire. Holding, 63, will join local businessman Ian Morgan who will serve as the club’s new chairman amidst a number of several recent administrative changes.

Here’s What’s trending
Trinidadian-born rapper Nicki Minaj is now the woman with the most Hot 100 Billboard Hits in any genre. Minaj gained the distinction by overtaking Soul Diva Aretha Franklin on the Billboard Charts. Franklin held the record for the last 40 years, until earlmid-March when Minaj drew level with her at 73 hits with her feature on Gucci Mane’s Make Love single. However,  Aretha Franklin still has the most hits as a lead artiste as most of Minaj’s hits are due to the fact that she is a featured vocalist on a song.

For Tomorrow’s weather forecast
It will be partly cloudy with isolated showers in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade Counties with a high of 86 and a low of 64. For more on these and other stories, visit us online at caribbeannewsweekly.com. Make sure to pick up your copy of the Caribbean News Weekly at your nearest Caribbean American outlet.

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