A look at some of the top stories making the news today, May 30th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.
Here’s a look at our top stories.
Miami commissioners have voted unanimously to designate ‘Little Haiti’ as an official city neighborhood. Some city residents however, stated at the commission meeting that the boundaries were insulting to the founders of Lemon City, a city they say was built with the sweat of Bahamians before Miami was even recognized as a city.
The U.S Secretary of State along with Venture Hive are seeking nominations for mentors and investors to take part in a seven week program engaging Caribbean diaspora business owners, startups and experts. Self-nominations will be accepted, the deadline for applications is tomorrow, Tuesday, May 31st.
The 10th annual Best of the Best concert and festival yesterday celebrated reggae music and brought a taste of Caribbean culture to south Florida but the Memorial weekend activities are not over yet over. The 13th annual Palm Beach Jerk Fest will be held at the South Florida fairgrounds today until 10pm. In addition to a variety of Jerk flavored foods, performing at the event will be reggae icons such as Luciano and Freddie McGregor.
In Sports, during the Copa America Centenario friendly’s match on Saturday, the Jamaican soccer team delivered an upset against Chili with a score of 2-1. The victory came as a shock to many as Jamaica gained its first win against a team ranked top three in the world. Jamaica will play against Venezuela on June 5th for the start of their tournament.
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South Florida is set to host Super Bowl 54 in 2020. The football game is scheduled to play at the newly renovated Dolphins Stadium which will be the first super bowl played in Miami in nearly a decade.
For Today’s Weather Forecast:
Scattered Thunderstorms in Broward County with a high of 89 and a low of 72. Partly cloudy in Miami-Dade, with a high of 87 and a low of 75.
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