Today is Thursday, December 15 and we’re taking a look at some of the top stories making the news across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, For CNW90, I’m Jahlisa Harvey

The news today is brought to you by Grace Aloe, Aloe Vera Drink, Refreshingly Delicious.

Here’s a look at our top stories:

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In Guyana, plans of expanding a jungle prison to house violent convicts and ease overcrowding at a city prison are being discussed. The country reports the death of 17 inmates from riots earlier this year. President David Granger’s office said this week that Guyana will spend $11 million dollars to build a new prison block next year to house some 400 inmates.

Palace Resorts has announced that Grammy-winning reggae artist Sean Paul will be performing at the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The international superstar will take the stage April 1 as part of the hotels concert series performing some of his chart-toppers like Gimme the Light and Get Busy.

Last night the City of Miramar held their annual Christmas gift event ‘Shop with a Cop’ where 45 children from local elementary schools and charter schools were given $75 dollars in gift cards to buy presents for themselves and their family. The gift cards were donated by Walmart and supported by the Police Athletic League.

In Sports:

Chelsea moved six points clear at the top of the English Premier League by beating last-place Sunderland 1-0 yesterday, with Cesc Fabregas (Sesk Fah-bre-gahs) first-half goal earning the team its 10th straight win. Chelsea is one win away from matching the club record of 11 straight wins which was achieved in the 08-09 and 09-10 seasons.

Now, here’s what’s trending:

Guyanese author, educator and diplomat E.R. Braithwaite died at the age of 104. His years teaching in the slums of London’s East End inspired the international best-seller “To Sir, With Love” which was made into a popular Sidney Poitier movie of the same name.

For today’s weather forecast:

Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 81 and a low of 66. Partly Cloudy in Miami-Dade, with a high of 82 and a low of 69.

For more information on these and other stories, visit

Caribbean national weekly.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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