A look at some of the top stories making the news today, December 28, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson for South Florida has expressed her approval of the Haitian government’s recent decision to postpone the presidential run-off, and investigate the legitimacy of the elections. Rep. Wilson said she had recommended the delay, based on input from South Florida’s Haitian Diaspora.
Fort Lauderdale plans to start 2016 on the right road, as the city joins the international Vision Zero initiative to eliminate all road deaths and injuries. Fort Lauderdale, which has the 2nd highest pedestrian fatality rate in the nation, plans to improve safety with new engineering, urban design and a public education platform.
Celebrating the new year, Jamaica Youth for Christ will be hosting the Genesis Gospel Benefit Concert on Friday, January 1st, starting 7 p.m. and the First Baptist Church of Plantation. Headliners include international recording Jamaican artiste URIM7, singer Tawana Ross and the Emmanuel Mass Choir of Miramar. Simultaneous concerts will be held in Montego Bay, Portland and Mandeville in Jamaica.
In sports, The Board of Control for Cricket in India says the team will tour the Caribbean next year provided West Indies return to India to complete their 2014 abandoned series following a players’ strike, according to the west Indies Cricket board. The Players Association, however, still needs to approve the deal.
The Jamaica Stock Exchange has been ranked the top performing index of 2015, out of 92 global markets, according to a Bloomberg report. Bloomberg attributes the exchange’s success, to “foreign acquisitions, stronger investor safeguards and a rebounding economy.”
For Today’s Weather Forecast:
Scattered Thunderstorms in Broward County with a high of 84 and a low of 74. For Miami-Dade, scattered thunderstorms with a high of 83 and a low of 73.
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