A look at some of the top stories making the news today, September 23, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.
Jamaicans siblings Devon and Donna Cameron, who were deported as teenagers 25 years ago, returned to the U.S. as citizens this week, as part of the Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board’s initiative to assist those wrongly deported. The Board’s Southeastern representative, Wayne Golding, confirms the Camerons are just the first in several cases being handled by the project.
The Broward State Attorney’s Office is expanding its program to assist adults who qualify to have a single Broward criminal case or single arrest sealed or expunged from public view. The program will only apply to those cleared of criminal allegations or who successfully completed a diversion or probation program
The Miami Gardens Police Department has launch a contest among the city’s students to name their new mascot. The winning class will receive a pizza party with Mayor Oliver G. Gilbert III, city Police Chief Antonio Brooklen and the new mascot. Students should submit video suggestions on Instagram at #nameourmascotmgpd or email [email protected] The contest begins October 1.
In sports, Jamaican-born Timroy Allen and Guyanese-born Jeremy Gordon are among the eight finalists selected from nearly 70 candidates for the final round of the ICC Americans Cricket Combine, beginning Sept. 25. The winners will compete in the West Indies Cricket Board’s Nagico Super 50 tournament in January 2016.
Pope Francis arrives in the U.S. to begin his first nation-wide tour with stops in Washington, D.C., New York City and Philadelphia.
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For Today’s Weather Forecast:
Scattered Thunderstorms in Broward County with a high of 86 and a low of 75. For Miami-Dade, scattered thunderstorms with a high of 85 and a low of 74.
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