A look at some of the top stories making the news today, March 8, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

A new U.S. State Department report says the Jamaican government is not doing enough to combat corruption. The report cited the country’s poor record in prosecuting corruption cases against high-ranking officials. Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn, however, questioned the report’s veracity, citing lack of data to support the claims.

A new Florida bill expanding access to medical marijuana now heads to Governor Rick Scott’s office for a final signature or veto, after the bill successfully passed with bipartisan support in the Senate recently. If approved, Bill HB 307 will allow prescriptions for patients with terminal conditions, and expand what medical strains licensed organizations can grow and distribute.

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In honor of Women’s History Month, the African American Research Library and Cultural Center will be opening a special exhibit celebrating the work of 3 Jamaican female artists. The show, opening March 19th, will display works from Lorraine Maxwell, Corinne Wakeland and Rachel Stewart

The CASA Super league tournament continued this past weekend, as Melrose Strikers dominates Miami United 6 to 2, while Team Haiti neatly defeated Island Strikers 4 to 2. The tournament continues tomorrow night, 7:45 pm at the Lauderhill Sports Park, as the Ft. Lauderdale Blazers face Lauderhill Jrs, while FC Steelers face Island Strikers.

What’s trending:

Jamaican Dancehall Star Koshens announced on NY talk radio that he has donated 100 cases of water to the city of Flint, Michigan. Flint made national headlines following reports revealing that the city’s water supply was laced with dangerously high concentrations of lead due to an aging water system.

For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Mostly Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 76 and a low of 69. For Miami-Dade, mostly cloudy with a high of 77 and a low of 69.

For more information on these and other stories, visit caribbeannationalweekly.com. Remember to pick up this week’s copy of our Caribbean National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean outlet.

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