A look at some of the top stories making the news today, December 3, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.
Miami-Dade county and city of Miami Gardens officials have locked horns over who should regulate the lucrative Sun Life Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins. Miami Gardens says they should control the county-managed property. Recent mediations failed to resolve the issue, and Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert III pledges pursue the suit to state Supreme Court.
Jamaican-American Superintendent of Broward County, Robert Runcie, received big kudos yesterday, awarded Florida’s 2016 Superintendent of the Year by the Florida Association of District School Superintendents. Runcie was recognized for his work in securing an $800 million bond for modernization of county schools.
Jamaican alumni across South Florida will be donning their sneakers this Saturday for the 6th annual All-Alumni Walkathon, starting 8 am at Central Broward Regional Park. Hosted by the Coalition of Jamaican Alumni Associations of Florida, the event seeks to raise funds for scholarships and renovations at their respective schools.
Decorated Jamaica Olympic sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown adds one more award to her belt this weekend in New York, when she receives the Children of Jamaica Outreach’s 2015 Humanitarian Award. Chairman Gary Williams lauded her work as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, and charity efforts in her home parish of Trelawny, Jamaica.
CARICOM Health officials urge Caribbean states to step up protections against new mega-virus, Zika-V. The mosquito-born disease, which has been in South America for some time, was confirmed in the Caribbean a few weeks ago. 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:
Scattered Thunderstorms in Broward County with a high of 81 and a low of 71. For Miami-Dade, scattered thunderstorms with a high of 82 and a low of 70. For more information on these and other stories, visit caribbeannationalweekly.com.