A look at some of the top stories making the news today, February 18, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

A recent survey conducted on behalf of National Weekly indicates a swing by Caribbean-American registered Democrats towards Democratic Party presidential candidate Bernie Saunders. The survey showed a 33 percent support for Sanders, especially among the youth, and a 61 percent support for Hillary Clinton. A previous survey last November gave 83 percent support for Clinton and 9 percent for Sanders.

Caribbean-American Florida State Representative Hazelle Rogers, is sponsoring House Bill 33 in the Florida Legislature to alleviate poverty in Florida cities. The bill seeks to establish a Community Investment Program run by the state to encourage investment in economically disadvantaged communities with double- digit poverty and double-digit unemployment.

Fifty-year old Jamaican native Ann-Marie Campbell was recently appointed executive vice-president of Home Depot. She’s responsible for the operations of all the Atlanta based company’s 2,000 stores in the US, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, and nearly 400,000 employees. Campbell, a graduate of Georgia State University, started as a cashier at Home Depot in 1985.

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest human, is again the target of American sprinter, Justin Gatlin. Having failed in his boast to beat Bolt in either the 100 or 200 meter in last year’s World Championships in Beijing, China, Gatlin is seeking revenge in this summer’s Olympics in Brazil. He recently told reporters he would defeat Bolt in the 100 meters then tour the US with the gold medal around his neck.

What’s trending:

With the 2016 tax season in high gear, the  Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation is warning Floridians of the danger of hiring unlicensed certified public accountants, or CPAs,  to assist with their personal and business financial needs. Residents are being urged to ensure their CPA has a professional license.

For Today’s Weather Forecast: 

Sunny in Broward County with a high of 74 and a low of 56.  For Miami-Dade, sunny with a high of 76 and a low of 60.

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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