We’re taking a look at some of the top stories that are making the news across your Caribbean-American community.  Today is Thursday, February 23rd.

And now our top stories:

The United States is worried about the number of Trinidad and Tobago Nationals who have been recruited by the terrorist group: the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIS. The eastern Caribbean country is now regarded as a breeding ground for extremists. The Donald Trump-led administration is fearful – that Trinidadian ISIS fighters – might return from the Middle East and attack American diplomatic and oil installations in Trinidad.

Officials who monitor Haiti’s jails have revealed that overcrowding, malnutrition and infectious diseases have led to a surge of inmate deaths, including 21 at the Port-au-Prince penitentiary in January alone. Prison authorities say they repeatedly receive insufficient funds from the state to buy food and cooking fuel, leading to deadly cases of malnutrition-related ailments.

A Jamaican teacher is among 10 finalists selected from a pool of 20,000 nominations and applications from 179 countries for the Varkey Foundation, Global Teacher Prize 2017. She is Tracy-Ann Hall, an automotive technology teacher at Jonathan Grant High School in Spanish Town, St Catherine. Now in its third year, the US $1 million award, is the largest prize of its kind

In Sports

The City of Lauderhill in South Florida will host the T20 Night Cricket tournament, for the 15th straight year this coming Saturday, February 25th, at the Lauderhill Sports Park. Teams representing the Combined Islands, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Pakistan, and Trinidad and Tobago, will compete for the 2017 Championship Trophy.

Now Here’s What’s Trending

The revised executive order targeting immigrants from seven majority Muslim countries, that was expected to be signed by President Donald Trump yesterday, has been put off until next week. The announcement was made by the Trump administration late last evening.

For tomorrows weather forecast

It will be partly cloudy in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties with a High of 79 degrees and a low of 57.  For more information on these and other stories, visit us online at Caribbeannationalweekly.com. Make Sure to pick up your copy of the National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean American outlet.

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This has been CNW90, I’m Tanya Ragbeer.

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