A look at some of the top stories making the news today, August 5th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

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Here’s a look at our top stories.

Broward County has been awarded  $11.4 million in federal grants for five road projects in Fort Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Pompano Beach and Lauderdale Lakes. Local governments will pay $7.7 million toward the total  cost of $19.1 million for the projects.

The 31st Olympic Games will begin tonight at 7 with the iconic opening ceremony where each country will be introduced. Athletes from 206 nations and a refugee team, are in the South American nation to compete in 28 sports to be watched by billions around the world. The build up has been dominated by a Russian doping scandal, the Zika virus as well as issues with the city’s security, infrastructure and venues.

Shakira Martin, former Miss Jamaica Universe, and daughter of reggae legend Alphonso Martin of Steel Pulse, died on Tuesday at the age of 30. Martin  who won the Miss Universe Jamaica crown in 2011, died in a Florida hospital from complications related to of Sickle Cell anemia.

In Sports,

The Fort Lauderdale Strikers will take on the Tampa Bay Rowdies  during an away games at Al Lang Stadium. The strikers have won the season series against Tampa Bay the last two season and will battle for another win.

Let’s take a look at whats trending

Sports Illustrated released their predictions for the Olympic Games saying Jamaica will win 11 medals but only in track and field. It’s predicted that Usain Bolt will hole onto his 100, 200 and 4×100 meter gold medals, but the magazine believes Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will fail to win an individual medal for the first time in her Olympic career.

For todays weather forecast:

Partly Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 91 and a low of 77. Partly cloudy in Miami-Dade, with a high of 88 and a low of 80.

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 – American outlet.

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You’ve been watching CNW90, I’m Jahlisa Harvey

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