A look at some of the top stories making the news today, November 24, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, I’m… for CNW 90.

The Florida Department of Health has approved licenses for 5 nurseries in the state to grow and distribute special breeds of medical marijuana to treat patients with severe epilepsy and advanced stages of cancer. For the state’s southeast region, Costa Nursery Farm won the bid to serve the South Florida area.

Golden Krust CEO Lowell F. Hawthorne says the popular franchise has plans to open 50 stores in Florida in the next three years. Speaking at the recent grand opening of the company’s latest restaurant in Margate, Hawthrone said the company currently has 122 stores in 9 states.

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South Florida theater fans can enjoy a bellyful of laughs this Thanksgiving weekend, as Sunshine Theater presents David Tulloch’s new comedy, “Prayer Partner.” The play premiers Saturday, November 28th, starting 8 p.m. at the Miramar High School Theater, and continues on Sunday at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, starting at 7 p.m.

Jamaican teams sweep gold at the recent Senior Florida Netball Classic, held at the Coral Springs High School gymnasium. Jamaican-based Scotia Bank A Team defeated local club, CARICOM Netball, winning 18 to 11. Teams from across the Caribbean competed in the two-day event.

What’s trending:

Jamaica’s National U17 Girlz are the new Caribbean Football Union Under 17 Women’s Champions, following their 2-1 win against Haiti. 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:

Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 74 and a low of 68. For Miami-Dade, partly cloudy with a high of 75 and a low of 68. For more information on these and other stories, visit