With a look at some of the top stories making the news today, May 3, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, I’m…for CNW 90.

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Coming up in the newscast, proof of residency no longer required to get vaccines in Florida, Jamaica lifts UK travel ban and Trinidad back on lockdown after a rise in COVID-19 cases.

Now for the news in detail,

On May 1st, Florida expanded vaccine eligibility to non-Florida residents who provide goods and services to residents of the state. From now on, proof of residency is not required at federally-supported and state-supported COVID-19 vaccination sites in Florida. The change was announced by Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees, who issued a Public Health Advisory on Thursday. Dr. Rivkees also stated that those administering the shots should ensure that no vaccines are wasted. The change means that immigrant farmworkers, and other categories of residents who do not possess state ID can now be vaccinated in Florida.

Now for Caribbean News,

In Jamaica,

On May 1st, Jamaica lifted its travel ban on the United Kingdom, after four months of restricting flights from the country. The ban was instituted in December 2020, in response to the spread of a COVID-19 strain in the UK. Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett said that all UK passengers, including those that have been vaccinated, will still need to be tested before coming into the island. They will also be required to quarantine.

In Sports News,

Jamaica’s first rallycross champion, Fraser McConnell made history over the weekend by claiming his first supercar win in the 2021 season of the RallyX Nordic in Denmark on May 1st. The 22-year-old McConnell beat three-time FIA World Rallycross Champion Johan Kristoffersson to finish at the top of the podium. After the race, McConnell was quoted as saying he is racing for the best country in the world.

And in Trinidad and Tobago

After recording the highest one-day COVID-19 total of 328 on April 29, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago announced a lockdown of the country. Until May 23, all non-essential businesses including restaurants, bars, malls, gyms, beauty and barbershops and entertainment venues will be closed. Places of worship will also be closed. In addition, the public service will only operate on essential services. Flights to Tobago will be limited to three times per day and tours to tourist attractions will end on both islands.

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