A look at some of the top stories making the news today, May 20th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Here is a look at our top stories…

The auction for the gun used to kill Trayvon Martin closed with a winning bid of nearly $139,000. In a statement on the website, George Zimmerman said the auction was successful and raised funds for worthy causes. He then thanked the United Gun Group site and its owner for having the moral fortitude in hosting the firearm auction. The winner of the sale has yet to be identified.

In recognition of Haitian Heritage Month, Monday, May 23 Miramar Mayor, Wayne Messam and Commissioner Darline B. Riggs will host a reception with the Consulate General of the Republic of Haiti. The Miami event will be MC’d by actress and former Miss Haiti winner Sandra Justice. There will be special live performances from Tabou Combo, and an art exhibition featuring the works of David Beaubrun.

Golden Krust president and CEO, Lowell Hawthorne, will be featured on this weekend’s episode of Undercover Boss. Hawthorne will go from high profile exec to covert operative when he takes a look at how his stores are being run from the view of an ordinary employee.  The show will air this Sunday at 10p.m on CBS.

In Sports, the Hero Caribbean Premier League is launching “Dizzy Cricket”, a new competition to engage local fans this summer. During cricket games in Lauderhill from July 28th to the 31st, three young fans wearing their team’s colors will be chosen from the crowd to take part in the game between innings.

And now, here’s what’s Trending:

In a move to promote responsible parenting, the Jamaican government plans to make it mandatory for the fathers’ name to be recorded on birth certificates. Minister of Health, Christopher Tufton stated that a penalty will be imposed on mothers who falsify information or refuse to give details of their child’s father during the registration process.

For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Partly cloudy in Broward County with a high of 86 and a low of 76. In Miami-Dade it will be mostly sunny, with a high of 86 and a low of 77.

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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