A look at some of the top stories making the news today, December 30, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Starting in April next year, JetBlue Airlines plan to expand its U.S. and Caribbean routes with new daily flights between Barbados and the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. The airline also plans to add a 3rd daily flight from Ft. Lauderdale to Port-au-Prince, Haiti The new routes, however, are pending, awaiting government approval.

The latest real estate index reports rising home prices in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties for October. The S&P Home Index show an 8 percent increase in October 2015 over last year. But home prices throughout the tri-county area still stand at 73 percent of their original values before the housing market crash.

In sports, Trinidadian soca warrior midfielder Keron Cummings awaits surgery today on his right foot, after sustaining a bullet injury during a hold-up last Sunday. Current head couch Roland Clarke says that due to the injury, Cumming will miss his first signing with Orlando City FC in January. It is unclear when he will be able to play.

What’s trending:

Guyana-born cardiologist Dr. Harold Persaud has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for conducting unnecessary and invasive tests and surgeries as part of a Medicare fraud scheme worth US$29 million.

For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Partly cloudy in Broward County with a high of 84 and a low of 74. For Miami-Dade, partly cloudy with a high of 83 and a low of 73.

For more information on these and other stories, visit caribbeannationalweekly.com. 

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