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.

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