With a look at some of the top stories making the news today, September 1st, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, I’m Jahlisa Harvey for CNW 90.

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Here’s a look at our top stories:

In an effort to control the local transmission of the mosquito borne Zika virus, Florida State Rep. David Richardson hosted a forum on Monday with local and state officials aiming to educate about the Zika virus and efforts to control its transmission. Only a few hours before the meeting, health officials announced a new locally-transmitted case, the sixth in Miami Beach. State Surgeon General, Celeste Philip explained that a rare illness in the nervous system that can cause muscle weakness and paralysis, has been connected to Zika.

 

Govenor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency for 42 counties in Florida in relation to the severe weather expected to hit the state. Scott said by declaring a state of emergency he was ensuring that state, regional and local agencies “work together to meet the needs of our communities.” A hurricane watch and a tropical storm watch have been issued for a portion of the northwest Gulf Coast of Florida.

 

Renowned Jamaican actor, Oliver Samuels will give Florida residents a chance to witness his comedic stage show during his Annual Labor Day weekend visit. The performance, starting at 8 pm this Saturday, will be held at Everglades High School.

Let’s take a look at sports:

Dustin “Dreddy” Brown, a German-born professional tennis player with Jamaican roots is saying good bye to his 2016 U.S Open hopes. Brown, who is 31, didn’t make it past the first round of the 2016 US Open Monday night at New York’s Arthur Ashe Stadium against fifth seed Milos Raonic.

And now, here’s what’s trending:

Starting October 1st The city of Hollywood will move to a four-day work-week for most departments. Following several other cities in Broward County, including Miramar and Pembroke Pines., the new work hours are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

For today’s weather forecast:

Mostly Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 91 and a low of 79. Scattered Thunderstorms in Miami-Dade as well, with a high of 88 and a low of 82.

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.

Today’s news is brought to you by Grace Aloe, Aloe Vera Drink, Refreshingly, Delicious.

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

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