A look at some of the top stories making the news today, June 24th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Here’s a look at our top stories.

Broward County Commissioners have unanimously voted to increase the homestead exemption from $25,000 to $50,000 for people 65 and older who meet income restrictions. Led by Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness, the Broward County commissioner says he is bringing this item forward for the seniors who are on a fixed income to be able to stay in their homes without a tax burden.

Federal authorities have opened an investigation into Op-locka’s purchase of its City Hall. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission requested minutes of meetings and emails exchanged between city officials over the $8 million purchase. Reportedly, investigators are examining whether the city failed to disclose to investors its deteriorating finances.

Trinibagodian artiste, Machel Montano, has taken Soca music to the White House posting a video of himself performing his song, “Dance With You”. Montano joined other Caribbean artists at the Caribbean Culture on America conference, Wednesday as part of Caribbean American Legislative week. Montano is also starring in a new movie “Bazodee”, (Bah-zoe-dee) a caribbean musical set to be released in August.

In Sports, Commissioner Dale Holness, Cricket’s number one T20 bowler Samuel Badree, and U.S international and Florida native Steven Taylor, have launched the 2016 Hero CPL media campaign at the Central Broward Stadium. The information luncheon revealed that ticket sales for the CPL matches have already hit 60% occupancy and commissioner Holness says that whether young or old, there is going to be something there for everyone.

Here’s a look at what’s Trending:

Britain has voted to break out of the European union striking a thunderous blow against the block and spreading panic across world markets as the pound sterling collapsed to a 31 year low. Early this morning a stunned EU urged Britain to leave as quickly as possible….. this has also led to Prime Minister David Camron announcing his resignation.

For todays weather forecast:

Scattered storms in Broward County with a high of 90 and a low of 77. Isolated thunderstorms in Miami-Dade, with a high of 88 and a low of 79.

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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