A look at some of the top stories making the news today, October 23, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.
The family of Corey Jones, who was killed by an undercover Palm Beach gardens police officer during an altercation on I-95, is calling for more answers regarding his death. The State Attorney’s Office report that Jones was shot 3 times, while his own gun was never fired. The Family attorney argues that Jones may not have recognized the plainclothes policeman as law enforcement.
The Caribbean Bar Association has two newly installed leaders, announcing Merchant Litigation lawyer Michelle T Bell as the new president and commercial litigation attorney Devona Reynolds Perez as president elect. Both attorneys, who also previously served as officers, will oversee an all-female board.
Caribbean-American youth advocacy group, Transforming America Through Interaction, or TATI (pronounced T-AY Ti, long a sound) is accepting applications for their newly launched career mentorship program Bright Faces – where students explore various fields such as finance, manufacturing, arts and public service. Applications are available on their website.
In sports, US Olympics bobsled driver Jazmine Fenlator is expected to switch allegiances and compete for Jamaica by the next major Games. The athlete, whose father is Jamaican, says she plans to build Jamaica’s first Olympics women’s team, with hopes to recruit Olympic champion sprinter, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.
Calypso Legend, the Mighty Sparrow, has been bestowed the Order of the British Empire, honoring his illustrious career in the arts. For more on what’s trending, follow us on Facebook and Instagram at Caribbean National Weekly, and on Twitter at National Weekly.
For Today’s Weather Forecast:
Mostly Sunny in Broward County with a high of 85 and a low of 73. For Miami-Dade, partly cloudy with a high of 85 and a low of 71. For more information on these and other stories, visit caribbeannationalweekly.com.