Usain Bolt may retire? A look at some of the top stories making the news today, December 9, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Miami State Senator Dwight Bullard has filed a proposal to revamp sex-education in Florida public schools. Up for consideration in January, the bill calls for more medically accurate contraception information and would repeal a current law emphasizing abstinence. Local Caribbean-American teachers are calling for parent-teacher input in curriculum planning and further expansion at the high school level.

Haitian-American associations across the country, including the local Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida, are calling for an end to the continued political impasse following recent elections. Citing concerns of voter fraud, the group calls for a complete ballot recount before independent observers, even if the Dec. 27th election run-off is postponed.

The Jamaica College Old Boys Association (JCOBA) has announced the passing of former principal Lloyd Bryan. Bryan passed away this weekend on December 5th as a result of cancer. Mr. Bryan was the principal at Jamaica College from 1993 to 1995.  He leaves behind three daughters and a wife.

In sports, Usain Bolt may retire in 2017. Jamaican track star Usain Bolt says he’s considering hanging his cleats following a final performance at next year Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Though the 29-year-old has not finalized a decision, he says recent injuries and advice from his coach Glen Mills has pressured him against pushing for one more season to compete at 2017’s World Championships.

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What’s trending:

Four Jamaicans and a Ghanaian have been nominated for Best Reggae Album at the 2016 Grammy Awards. The Nominees include Rocky Dawuni, Morgan Heritage, Luciano, Barrington Levy and Jah Cure.

For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Scattered Thunderstorms in Broward County with a high of 79 and a low of 66. For Miami-Dade, scattered thunderstorms with a high of 79 and a low of 66. For more information on these and other stories, visit caribbeannationalweekly.com. 

 

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