A look at some of the top stories making the news today, April 11, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

The FDA has extended public feedback period to May 13 over the proposed trial introduction of a thousand genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys. The DNA altered mosquitoes, designed to produce offspring that will die off early, is intended to curb the population of the disease-carrying insect. The company, Oxitec, reports that past trials have seen 90% reductions in the population within 6 months.

Promoting naturalization among South Florida’s immigrant community, local leaders hosted free citizenship drives for local residents this past weekend. Broward County commissioner Dale Holness hosted a 2-day drive at the Lauderhill Mall, while Miramar Commissioner Winston Barnes held a free drive for families at the Youth Enrichment Center.

It was a delicious celebration this past weekend at the annual Trinidad and Tobago Food Fest, held at Christ the King Catholic Church in Miami. Festival organizer Jerry Alleyne-Nagee says the event is part of the Church’s efforts to raise fund for their independence celebration in September.

In sports, it was heartbreak for Melrose Strikers following their epic loss against 4th ranked Lauderhill Juniors 7-0 at this past Saturday’s CASA soccer Super League tournament, held at Lauderhill Sports Park. Now in 9th place, Melrose Captain David Jemesion says the team aims to rally from the defeat.

What’s trending:

New UNICEF/Respect Jamaica survey reports that 81 per cent of Jamaicans between the ages of 14 and 40 want to migrate abroad. Most who reported a desire to migrate said they want to leave for better job opportunities.

For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Partly cloudy in Broward County with a high of 80 and a low of 67. For Miami-Dade, partly cloudy with a high of 81 and a low of 67.

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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