A look at some of the top stories making the news today, March 3, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

The Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board member for the Southern USA, Wayne Golding, said he’s not expecting any change in the relation between the board and the newly elected Jamaican government. “The board is a-political and will work with whomever is in government for the betterment of Jamaicans at home and abroad,” Golding told CNW.

A recent citizens drive held in Broward County, coordinated by Broward Commissioner Dale Holness, saw some 600 Caribbean-Americans and other South Florida residents completing applications for US citizenship. Some 35 South Florida attorneys and immigration advocates volunteered their services.

The application period has begun for the 2016 GraceKennedy Jamaican Birthright Program.  The Program targeting Jamaicans across the Diaspora is a 4-week internship geared at strengthening cultural and profession development. Five second and third generation South Florida Jamaicans were recently interviewed. Six finalists from the broad Diaspora will be selected for the program.

In sports, Jamaican-American Kickboxer Simon “badbwoy” Marcus, has defeated world renown Russian Kickboxer Artem Levin in a rematch of last year’s controversial bout which ended in a draw.  Simon currently has 6 world titles and has only two defeats in over 45 professional bouts.

What’s Trending: Several Jamaican diplomats who were appointed by the outgoing government are tendering their resignation due to the change of administrations. These include the Jamaican Ambassadors to the US and China, and the High Commissioner to the UK.

For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Mostly Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 82 and a low of 64. For Miami-Dade, mostly cloudy with a high of 81 and a low of 65.

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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