A look at some of the top stories making the news today, November 27, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

A group of Caribbean-American soccer coaches, players and soccer enthusiasts are coordinating a campaign to support a possible election referendum approving soccer star David Beckham’s $200 million stadium deal with Miami Dade Public School District. Coach and group leader Michael Thelwell says the deal, which includes funding for school teams, will be a boon for young athletes.

A recent report shows that homes prices have continued to steadily rise in South Florida’s real estate market. House values in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties rose 7.7 percent in September, compared to September 2014. Prices have also grown in double digit rates since 2012.

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Local charity, Education Gateway Foundation, is seeking assistance in providing 52 scholarships for students in Jamaica. The scholarships will target students living in rural areas, and also include vouchers for textbooks and school uniforms to alleviate financial stress on their families.

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has conceded to calls from the CARICOM Cricket Governance Committee for an urgent meeting to discuss the state of the game in the region. The meeting follows a CARICOM Review recommending the “immediate dissolution of the board.” Both governing bodies are due to meet Dec. 4.

What’s trending:

Fay Pickersgill has been confirmed as Jamaica’s new Ambassador to China. 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:

Partly Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 80 and a low of 68. For Miami-Dade, partly cloudy with a high of 79 and a low of 66. For more information on these and other stories, visit caribbeannationalweekly.com. 

On behalf of the CNW90 team, we would like to wish you a wonderful Thankgiving.

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