A look at some of the top stories making the news today, February 25, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

The Diaspora awaits anxiously for results as Jamaicans head to the polls today for general elections. A RJR-commissioned poll shows a tight race, with the PNP holding a slight lead. The Electoral Commission, however, expressed concern about the nearly 50 percent of voters in public opinion polls pledging not to participate today, compared to 80 percent turnouts in the 70s and 80s.

Caribbean-American leaders gather this Saturday for the first ever “Protect Them” symposium seeking to combat child sex abuse here and in the Caribbean. Starting 11 am at the Church of God New Life Worship Center in Miramar, the event includes panelists Miramar Police Chief Dexter Williams and Michelle Hague from the Children’s Services Council. The symposium is part of the Nuh Go Deh Diaspora campaign.

Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been confirmed the keynote speakers of the annual Women of Distinction Awards ceremony, schedule for March 4 at the BB&T center. Hosted by the Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce, the event honor 10 local women leaders in the community.

Jamaica Premiere League’s top scorer Dina Williams gets set to head stateside, as he begins a trial run with NASL soccer team, Indy Eleven, based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Williams is on loan from Montego Bay United, where he led the entire JPL in scoring with 14 goals through 16 appearances in the first half of the 2015-2016 season.

What’s trending:

Trinidad and Tobago becomes the latest Caribbean nation to be added to the Center for Disease Control Zika Travel Alert List. The level 2 warning, which applies to other countries such as Jamaica, Guyana and Barbados, says travelers should “Practice Enhanced Precautions.”

For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Partly Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 72 and a low of 51. For Miami-Dade, sunny, with a high of 73 and a low of 53.

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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