A look at some of the top stories making the news today, June 16th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.
Here’s a look at our top stories.
Jamaican foreign Affairs minister, Kamina Johnson-Smith, says the government is now analyzing options to allow Jamaicans in the Diaspora to vote in Jamaican affairs. Johnson-Smith said the government will re-establish a joint committee in parliament to elevate the relationships between the country and the Diaspora.
Lauderdale Lakes will hold their annual State of the city address tonight taking time to discuss development plans for the city along with residents’ concerns. The address led by City Mayor, Barrington Russell, will take place at the Lauderdale Lakes City Hall starting at 6 p.m.
Yaadabraawd Gallery will host a cocktail reception for the opening of a new exhibit featuring the original paintings from a group of Jamaican, Haitian, Cuban and Dominican Republic artist. The exhibition is hosted in part by Caribbean Bar Association and will be held tomorrow, June 17th starting at 7 p.m.
West Indies wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin is joining the strongest Saint Lucia cricket team to date for this year’s Caribbean Premier League T20 Cricket Tournament. Ramdin will meet up with the team at the end of the Tri-Nations Series against Australia and South Africa. The first day of CPL is June 29, when the Zouks will play the Trinbago Knight Riders, in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
Here’s a look at what’s Trending:
Jamaican Attorney General, Marlene Forte, took to social media condemning the Orlando Night Club Shooting but calling it disrespectful of the U.S embassy in Kingston to fly the Rainbow Flag in the country. Forte ended the post with hashtag “My Personal View.” Prime Minister Holness also took to social media saying …On behalf of the people of Jamaica to the United States, our deepest condolences.
For Today’s Weather Forecast:
Scattered storms in Broward County with a high of 92 and a low of 76. Cloudy with a chance of storms in Miami-Dade, with a high of 89 and a low of 77.
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