A look at some of the top stories making the news today, March 18, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.
Federal authorities have arrested investor Mark Jones in Miami for a $10 million Ponzi scheme, which claimed to generate profits from “bridge loans” to businesses in Jamaica. Authorities say Jones solicited investments, promising a 15 to 20 percent return per year, but instead used the funds to pay other investors.
The Black Lives Matter movement heads to Miami next week for a special conference, March 21 to 24, at the Miami Dade College InterAmerican Campus. The event will offer a series of talks, presentations and discussion panels exploring issues of equality and social justice in relation to racial profiling.
Roots reggae legend Horace Andy will let off some sweet sounds tomorrow night in concert at Waterfalls Restaurant & Lounge in Tamarac. Hosted by Yvette Marshall, the concert will also feature the DJ stylings of DJ Yoyo and DJ Ricky Law. This event also marks the launch of VP Records’ new vintage imprint reissue of Andy’s 1977’s album, “In the Light.”
In sports, local Caribbean sporting showdowns continue tomorrow at the Lauderhill Sports Complex. First up, the Lauderhill T20 Night Cricket tournament continues, staring 5 pm, as Jamaica faces Combined Islands and T&T faces Guyana. Meanwhile, starting 6:15 pm at the CASA Super League tournament, Miami United will face Academy, and Team Haiti will battle against Lauderhill Jrs.
Former Minister of education and popular radio host Ronny Thwaites heads stateside to host a new current affairs program, “the Jamaican Way.” To be broadcast on Caribbean-American cable station in New York, CIN-TV, the show will premier April 17.
For Today’s Weather Forecast:
Partly cloudy in Broward County with a high of 87 and a low of 70. For Miami-Dade, partly cloudy with a high of 86 and a low of 71.
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