A look at some of the top stories making the news today, February 23, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Lauderdale Lakes gets set for a major overhaul, as the city commission confirms plans to develop a residential, commercial and entertainment complex worth $100 million. The city has agreed to negotiate with American Land venture to develop the property, located along Oakland Park Blvd and NW 31st Ave.

The city of Miami Gardens is calling on the community to participate in a crucial Fair Housing online survey on their website, as part of the 5-year Community development program. City leadership is searching for insights from residents regarding issues of affordable housing, economic development and community services in Miami Gardens.

Celebrating Caribbean culture and Black History Month, the Jamaica USA chamber of Commerce will be hosting their annual “Voices of Jamaica concert,” this Friday, starting 5:30 pm at the Lauderhill Mall. The event feature performances from the Jamaican Folk Revue, the Tallawah Mento Band and poets Easton Lee and Malachi Smith.

In sports, the Caribbean Americas Super League tournament continues as Island Striker soundly defeated Plantation 4 to 1 in their recent match in Lauderhill. The Fort Lauderdale Blazer also confidently beat Academy 3 to 1. The tournament continues tomorrow, as Miami United faces Lauderhill Jrs., starting 7:45 pm at the Lauderhill Sports Complex

What’s trending:

Jamaica-born chef Andre Fowles will put his skills to the test tonight, as he competes on Food Network’s popular competition show, Chopped. The episode starts at 10 p.m. tonight.

For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Partly cloudy in Broward County with a high of 81 and a low of 70. For Miami-Dade, morning showers with a high of 79 and a low of 71.

For more information on these and other stories, visit caribbeannationalweekly.com. And remember to pick up this week’s copy of our Caribbean National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean outlet.


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