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The Jamaican government has apologized to the Rastafarian community for atrocities committed against them by the police at Coral Gardens in St James in 1963. Prime Minister Andrew Holness issued a formal apology on behalf of the Government during a presentation in Parliament on Tuesday. Holness said that the incident was a grave injustice and acknowledged that it took place at a time when it was considered appropriate to use state machinery against citizens.

The Office of Medical Examiner and Trauma Services has revealed that 582 people lost their lives to drug overdoses in Broward County in 2016, more than double the amount in 2014, and up by 260 deaths from 2015. The latest trend among drug dealers is to lace or replace heroin with f cheaply made synthetic drugs. In South Florida, someone overdoses on these powerful drugs every two hours

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The main opposition Free National Movement (FNM) in Bahamas says it regards the upcoming general election as a referendum on failed government leadership and urged Bahamians to ensure they are registered to vote by April 10. The country’s Parliament will be dissolved on April 11.

And in sports…

Former 100-metre world record holder Asafa Powell and 2003 World Champion Kim Collins will take on veteran American sprinter Justin Gatlin over 100 metres when the Diamond League kicks on in Doha, Qatar on  May 5. The three veterans will face challenges from Andre De Grasse, the 22-year-old Canadian who win bronze in the 100 metres in Rio last summer as well as silver in the 200 metres.

Here’s What’s trending

President Donald Trump defended Fox News’ host Bill O’Reilly against new allegations that he, Fox News and parent company 21st Century Fox had paid a total of $13 million in settlements to five women who accused him of sexual harassment or verbal abuse.

Trump said he thought O’Reilly was a good person and that he should not have settled with his accusers. O’Reilly has denied the merits of all the claims against him,

For Tomorrow’s weather forecast

It will be sunny in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade Counties with a high of 81 and a low of 57. 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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