A look at some of the top stories making the news today, January 22, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Convicted Trinidadian terrorist Kareem Ibrahim has passed away in incarceration, according to his lawyer and family. Ibrahim was convicted along with former Guyanese legislator Abdul Kadir and Trinidadian national Abdel Nur for their 2007 attempt to blow up a fuel pipeline at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York.

Barbados Tourism Marketing USA Director Patra Roach says they expect to see U.S. visitations rise, following the upcoming launch of daily flights between Fort Lauderdale International Airport and Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados, starting April 28. Speaking at the recent JetBlue launch event in Ft. Lauderdale, Roach said the addition will provide greater “opportunities to capitalize on the Diaspora community.”

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The much anticipated Lauderhill Performing Arts Center opens its doors with a bang this week, in a special concert showcasing the city’s diverse talent. Performances included the Lauderhill Steel Ensemble, Encore Performing Arts and the Doo Wop Project. In addition to hosting major concerts, officials confirmed the facilities will also be made available to local groups.

Caribbean Americas Soccer Association once again kicks off its annual Soccer Super & Maters League, starting this Saturday, 5 p.m. at the Lauderhill Sports Complex. Chivas Florida Futbol Academy U19 will face Lauderhill Juniors U20, while at 8:30 p.m., the Lauderhill Lions FC will do battle with Plantation FC.

What’s trending:

Following a bitter DNA dispute proving he’s not the long lost son of reggae legend Bob Marley, Jamaican artiste Fabian Marley has dropped the Marley name on stage. The singer will now rock the moniker, “Fabian the Truth.” Fabian, however, confirmed he still plans to use the Marley name in his legal paperwork, and will continue to fight to do so.

For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Thunderstorm in Broward County with a high of 74 and a low of 59. For Miami-Dade, thunderstorm with a high of 73 and a low of 61.

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

 

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