A look at some of the top stories making the news today, April 1st, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.
Miami Police Major Delrish Moss has been selected as new police chief of Ferguson, Missouri. Moss will take over leadership of the police department that received national scrutiny and widespread protests following the fatal police shooting of unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown. Moss has served with Miami police since 1984.
Contracted workers at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport gathered for 24-hour strike to protest poor working conditions and inadequate benefits. Despite the historic wage increase passed last year in Broward county, workers for service contract companies Eulen and Rio still claim they are not receiving the required full minimum wage, or pay for extra hours.
As part of their fundraising efforts, The St. George’s College Old Boys Association of Florida and The Jamaica College Old Boys Association of Florida will be hosting the 12th annual True Blue Soccer Match this Saturday, starting 11 a.m. at Vizcaya Park. The match is also in loving memory of former soccer coach for both schools, Dennis Ziadie.
In sports, the Lauderhill T20 tournament showdown resumes this Saturday at the Lauderhill sports park, starting 5 p.m. Top ranking teams India and Guyana will battle to break their current tie in the standings, while bottom-ranked Combines Islands will attempt to fight to the top against 3th-ranked Team Pakistan.
Jamaica-born Chanel Chin has been crowned queen of the Iwo Kingdom of Nigeria, following her marriage to King Abdul Rasheed Adewale Akanbi. Chin is the daughter of reggae artist Ludlow Chin, aka Bobo Zaro.
For Today’s Weather Forecast:
Partly Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 89 and a low of 75. For Miami-Dade, partly cloudy with a high of 87 and a low of 74.
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