A look at some of the top stories making the news today, March 10, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.
IRS agents will soon head to Jamaica to confiscate close to US$1.7 million traced by local investigators to Jamaican-born accountant Pamela Watson. The funds are part of a federal agreement forfeiting funds to the state following her tax fraud conviction. Watson, once a prominent leader among the Caribbean diaspora in South Florida, is currently serving a 78-month sentence.
Promoting a transparent financial sector is at the top of agenda today at the annual Caribbean Basin Anti-Money Laundering & Financial Crimes Conference, being held at the Conrad Hotel in Miami. The 2-day conference features finance officials from across the Caribbean discussing money-laundering and bribery prevention, as well as rising technologies such as Bitcoin.
Application are now being accepted online for the 2016 Miss Jamaica Diaspora pageant. Applicants must be 18 to 26 years of age, and must be born Jamaican or a child of a native Jamaican. The winner is an automatic finalist in the Miss Universe Jamaica competition. Entry closes tomorrow.
Celebrating Guyana’s 50 years of independence, the South Florida softball Cricket League will be hosting the 13th annual Florida Cup Cricket Festival, starting tomorrow, 9 am at Brian Piccolo Park. 16 teams from New York, Orlando, Guyana and South Florida will compete for 2 days for a spot in the finale, set for Sunday, start 9 am at the Central Broward Regional Park.
Jamaican model Alexia Palmer is suing presidential candidate Donald Trump for $225,000 for racketeering and violating immigration wage laws. Palmer says Trump’s agency claimed on her visa application that she’d be paid $75,000 annual salary, though she only received $3,880 in pay from 2011 to 2013. A U.S. district court has until the end of March to decide if the case proceeds.
For Today’s Weather Forecast:
Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 81 and a low of 69. For Miami-Dade, cloudy with a high of 80 and a low of 70.
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