Hello everyone, today is Thursday, September 8th, and With a look at some of the top stories making the news across,  your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.
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Here’s a look at our top stories:
With the academic year just starting in Jamaica, the U.S Diaspora Advisory Board handed out back-to-school supplies, to the Maxfield Park Children’s Home in Kingston on Tuesday. The supplies were delivered by Joan Pinnock, attorney-at-law, who told the Jamaica Information Service that the donation is a way of giving back to the children of Jamaica who are less fortunate. She pointed out that a call was made to the wider Jamaican population in the U.S who were encouraged to donate.

ITT Technical Institute, one of the nation’s oldest, private, for-profit colleges with campuses in 38 states including Florida, closed its doors for good  this week, attributing its closure to sanctions issued by the U.S. Department of Education last month. The restrictions included a ban on enrolling new students who rely on federal Pell grants or other Federal financial aid. In addition, Several local ITT Tech campuses, which were attended by a large number of Caribbean Americans, were cited as failing to meet national accreditation standards.

The Jamaican High Commission in London saw a multitude of protesters yesterday, after some 50 people residing the United Kingdom were labeled ‘illegal immigrants’ with plans to be deported to Jamaica today. The demonstrators, said to be primarily family members and friends of the persons scheduled for deportation, are calling on the Jamaican High Commission to prevent the deportations, however officials in the United Kingdom say these persons never took appropriate steps for naturalization, and are therefore considered to be illegal.
In sports: 
Jamaica’s men’s chess team produced a fourth round upset yesterday morning by defeating Nigeria 21/2 to 11/2 at the Open section of the 42nd World Chess Olympiad, in Baku, Azerbaijan. The major upset of the tournament was the defeat of Russia’s men’s team by former champions, Ukraine, and On the women’s side, former champions China defeated Latvia.
And now, here’s what’s trending:
California State University is considering offering a separate dormitory for black students… giving them what they’ve termed a “safe space” to protect them from racially insensitive comments. The proposal was sent to university officials from the on-campus Black Student Alliance grouo in a ‘list of demands’.
For today’s weather forecast:
Partly cloudy in Broward County with a high of 88 and a low of 78. Partly cloudy in Miami-Dade as well, with a high of 86 and a low of 79.

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 – American outlet.
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