A look at some of the top stories making the news today, March 14, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

The Caribbean Basin Anti-Money Laundering & Financial Crimes Conference continues today at the Conrad Hotel in Miami, focusing on human trafficking, terrorism, bribery and their connections to money-laundering. Government officials and financial experts from across the Caribbean are in attendance to discuss ways the region can combat these issues.

A team of FBI agents raided Opa-locka City Hall yesterday, seizing boxes of records and data in connection to a 2-year investigation into accusations of corruption among city officials. Materials were seized from the offices of the mayor and city manager. No arrests regarding the investigation were made.

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The University of the West Indies (UWI) Alumni association, Florida chapter, will be hosting a UWI Connect social tomorrow, starting 4 pm at the Jamaica Ex-Police Association in Lauderhill. Special guests of honor include former UWI Vice Chancellor Sir George Alleyne, as well as other administrative representatives from alumni affairs.

The Fort Lauderdale Blazers seeks to take over top Team Albion Plantation in the CASA Super League standings tomorrow, as the team takes on the Plantation Futballers, starting 6:15 pm at the Lauderhill sports complex. The Blazers are currently tied with Albion Plantation with 15 points each, though Plantation leads in goals scored.

What’s trending:

Florida health officials have confirmed the first case of Zika virus sexually transmitted in the state. The report said the virus was sexually transmitted from an individual who had traveled abroad. The disease is mainly contract through mosquito bites.

For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Partly Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 80 and a low of 69. For Miami-Dade, partly cloudy with a high of 81 and a low of 70.

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 outlet.

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