A look at some of the top stories making the news today, April 6, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Jamaican-American Dexter Williams was officially sworn into office yesterday as police chief of the city of Miramar, in a special ceremony held at the City of Miramar Commission chambers. Chief Williams, who has served in Miramar since 1993, pledged to promote greater engagement between the police department and the community.

Assistant Principal Jacqueline A. Smith of Hollywood Hills High has been named the 2016 Caliber Awards Assistant Principal of the Year by Broward County Public Schools. The Jamaican-American teacher and member of Broward Alliance of Caribbean Educators was praised for her landmark Spartan Reads program, which provides extended learning opportunities in key academic areas.

Aspiring female scholars are invited to learn more about college opportunities at this Friday scholarship and networking reception, hosted by the Jamaican Women of Florida (JWOF). The event, starting 6 p.m. at the Lauderdale Lakes Educational and Cultural Center, will provide career guidance from local mentors, as well as information on the JWOF scholarship.

In sports, 5th place Miami United will be chasing points tonight in their game against 10th ranked Plantation Futballers at the CASA Super League tournament, starting 7:45 pm at Lauderhill Sports Park. Miami United got some much needed points last weekend, when Team Academy failed to show for a rescheduled game. Miami however stands 7 points behind league leader, the FC Steelers.

What’s trending:

Jamaican private sector leaders are urging consumers to boycott products from Trinidad and Tobago, following a recent uptick in reports of Jamaica being denied entry into the twin-island republic. President of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica, William Mahfood, says the consumer should boycott until Trinidad and Tobago honors its obligations under the Caricom Single Market and Economy.

For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Scattered showers in Broward County with a high of 78 and a low of 67. For Miami-Dade, scattered showers with a high of 76 and a low of 67.

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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