With a look at some of the top stories making the news today, June 7, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, I’m…for CNW 90.

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Coming up in the newscast, Jamaica’s Miami Consulate hosts Hi-5K Walk/Run over the weekend, two Jamaican sprinters shatter national records, and Trinidad and Tobago looks to reopen its borders within the next six weeks.

Now for the news in detail,

Scores of Jamaican-Americans came together over the weekend to support the second annual Jamaica Hi-5K Walk/Run in South Florida. The event was hosted by Jamaica’s Consul General, Oliver Mair on Saturday, June 5, at the Miramar Regional Park. The Hi-5K Walk/Run is designed to raise funds for the Adopt-a-Clinic initiative by the Ministry of Health in Jamaica. Proceeds from the Hi-5 Run/Walk will go directly to benefit five medical clinics across the island. Jamaican-Americans living in the states of Georgia, Texas, Alabama and South Carolina also participated in the event in their respective states.

Now for Caribbean News,

In Jamaica,

Two Jamaican female sprinters shattered two Jamaican national records over the weekend. On June 5th, Jamaica’s two-time Olympic gold medalist, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce became the fastest woman alive after setting a new national record of 10.63 seconds at the National Stadium in Kingston. The time is the second-fastest in the history of the women’s 100 meters. The female 100 meter record of 10.49 seconds is held by American  Florence Griffith-Joyner. On the same day, on June 5th, at the NACAC New Life Invitational in Miramar, Jamaican-American sprinter Briana Williams set a new Jamaica junior record by running 10.97 seconds. Williams lowered her record of 10.98, which was set just last weekend.

And in the Trinidad and Tobago,

The government of Trinidad and Tobago is looking to reopen the country’s borders within the next four to six weeks. The country’s borders have been closed since March 2020. Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley said with the country acquiring more vaccines, he is in talks with Caribbean Airlines to resume flights from the country’s two main international airports. Rowley also announced that he has ordered 800,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine from the African Medical Supplies Platform. The first shipment is expected in August.

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