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

South Florida may soon get direct daily flights to Cuba, as six airlines have submitted proposals to the U.S. Department of Transportation for a limited number of approved commercial flights. JetBlue, Silver Airways and Southwest are proposing flights from Fort Lauderdale, while American Airlines, Delta and Frontier Airlines propose flights from Miami.

The City of Miami Gardens has officially named a street after the first black female police officer in Florida, Thelma Harris, following a special ceremony yesterday.  A section of NW 175 St Street will now carry her moniker. Harris became an officer in 1962 and served for 20 years with the Miami-Dade Police Department.

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It’s a night of Caribbean delights this Saturday at the newly opened Lauderhill Performing Arts Center, with the electrifying Musical Showcase concert, featuring Caribbean music icons Third World, Alison Hinds and David Rudder. The show, starting 8pm, will also feature performances from guitarist Eugene Grey and the Pantastik Steel Orchestra.

Icons of West Indies Cricket will converge in South Florida this weekend for the 2nd annual Legends of Cricket, hosted by the Lawrence Rowe Foundation. The celebrations kick off Saturday with the Celebrity Dinner Gala, with legendary batsman Brian Lara as keynote speaker. Then on Sunday, the exhibition match starts 3 p.m. at Central Broward regional park, featuring Lara, Sir Garfield Sobers, Courtney Walsh and other celebrated players.

What’s trending:

Andrew Holness was officially signed into office as Prime Minister of Jamaica in a special ceremony yesterday on the lawns of King’s House. In his address, Prime Minster Holness pledged to lead a “Government of Partnership.”

For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Mostly Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 85 and a low of 65. For Miami-Dade, partly cloudy with a high of 85 and a low of 65.

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



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