A look at some of the top stories making the news today, September 27th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, for CNW 90.

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Here’s what’s going on this weekend:
Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness has urged Jamaicans in the Diaspora to sign an online petition calling for the pardon of National Hero, Marcus Mosiah Garvey. The petition needs 100,000 signatures by tomorrow in order to get a response from President Barack Obama. At a town hall meeting in Jamaica, Queens, New York, Holness reiterated the importance by saying Marcus Garvey is our national hero and he should be exonerated. To sign the petition, go to Justice number 4 Garvey.org.

Thursday the Family of Shakira Martin, former Miss Universe who died of Sickle Cell in August, and the Sickle Cell Warriors of South Florida will officially launch the ‘Shak’s Hope’ foundation starting 6 p.m. at Ginger Bay Café in Hollywood.  The mission of Shak’s Hope is to increase awareness of the disease and provide services to improve the quality of life for those afflicted in Florida and Jamaica.

Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man, has expressed an interest in appearing on the television series ‘Dancing with the Stars’. In an interview with People Magazine Bolt said, “I think I can dance, I would definitely do it.” Dancing with the Stars consists of a celebrity paired with a professional dancer and based on points and public votes, a couple is eliminated each week until only the champion pair remain.

In sports:
In the final of the Caribbean qualifier for the 2017 CONCACAF Under 17 Championship, both Haiti and Jamaica were victorious in their games. Haiti won 5 to 0 over Cuba on Sunday while Jamaica’s run for third, after playing a man down on Friday, posted a 3-0 victory over Curacao. All matches were held at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Trinidad and Tobago.

And now, here’s what’s trending:
This Friday Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be visiting Broward County as the race for the White House draws near. Event times and locations have not yet been determined, but campaign organizers are asking interested residents to RSVP on the candidate’s website… hillary clinton.com. During these local events, Clinton will discuss her vision for an America that is stronger together and an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top.

For today’s weather forecast:
Scattered Storms in Broward County with a high of 86 and a low of 73. Scattered Storms in Miami-Dade, with a high of 85 and a low of 76.

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.

Today’s news is brought to you by The Goldson Spine and Rehabilitation Center, who reminds you, “After a car accident, Call, Goldson Spine.
You’ve been watching CNW90, I’m Jahlisa H.

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