Welcome to our viewers in the United States and around the world today is Wedneday, November 8th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, this is CNW 90, and I’m Suzette Speaks.
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Here’s a look at our top stories:
In a shocking result for South Florida’s Caribbean American Community Republican Donald Trump prevailed to be elected the President of the United States over Democrat Hillary Clinton in general elections held yesterday. Needing 270 electoral votes to win the presidency, Trump had won 289 votes and Clinton 218. The outcome of the race in Michigan, New Hampshire and Minnesota were too close to call as of Wednesday morning, but the results will not change the election of Trump.
In local elections, Caribbean American candidates, former State Representative Hazelle Rogers won her seat as the Mayor of the city of Lauderdale Lakes; Attorney Mark Douglas won a seat on the City of Sunrise commission to become the first Caribbean American and first Black representative on that city’s commission. In the City of Tamarac another candidate of Caribbean-American heritage, Marlon Bolton, won a seat to that city’s commission.
Reggae superstar, Mr. Boombastic himself will be headlining the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival this Sunday at Markham Park in Sunrise. Shaggy will be performing all his classics including ‘It wasn’t me’ ‘Boombastic’ along with his latest song ‘That Love’. Gates open at 10 am and there will be $5 food specials between until noon.
Spot Valley High School in Montego Bay, St James is mourning the loss of student athlete Saymar Ramsay who collapsed and died of a heart failure. a The basketball player died shortly after a match with Cornwall College. Dr Walton Small, President of the Inter-Schools Sports Association, said rigorous medical screenings will be mandatory as of next year for student athletes.
Now, here’s what’s trending:
Despite a very high turnout of Caribbean American and other Democrats in South Florida in yesterday’s general election, Florida voted for Donald Trump as president. Trump received 49.06 percent of Florida votes and Hillary Clinton 47.79 percent. Meanwhile in the US Senate race, California’s two-term Attorney General Kamala Harris, who is of Jamaican descent, defeated her opponent Loretta Sanchez to represent the state of California.
For today’s weather forecast:
Mostly Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 81 and a low of 65. Partly Cloudy in Miami-Dade, with a high of 78 and a low of 68.
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