A look at some of the top stories making the news today, February 12, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch stops by Miami today on her national “community policing tour,” meeting with peace ambassadors in Overtown to spotlight improved relations between police and the public following years of tension. Her visit comes as the Justice department is finalizing a settlement on their civil rights case with the Miami police department, involving 33 police shootings between 2008 and 2011.
The 5 FIFA presidential candidates are in Miami today to meet with voters from the CONCACAF region, as the seek support in the race for the top position in soccer’s governing body. Though CONCACAF has been plagued with corruption charges, the federation’s 35 votes from the Caribbean, North and Central America make them a valuable contingent in the campaign.
Reggae fans can celebrate St. Valentine’s day in style this Sunday at the One Love in the Park Concert, starting 6 p.m. at Vincent Torres Park in Lauderdale Lakes. This romantic affair stars Marion Hall (FKA Lady Saw), rocksteady legend Leroy Sibbles, and crooning quartet L.U.S.T. featuring Lukie D, Thriller U, Singing Melody and Tony Curtis.
In sports, it was a soccer feast this week at the CASA Super league tournament in Lauderhill. Albion Plantation defeated Lauderhill juniors 3 to 1, while Island Strikers beat Melrose 2 to 1. CASA will also be hosting a major showdown next Monday, starting 7:30 pm at the Lockhart Stadium, as the CASA all-stars go against NASL team, the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers.
The cricket Caribbean Premiere League is set to make its U.S. premiere this year, following announced plans to stage 6 league games stateside. Though dates have not been officially confirmed, the Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill has been marked as a venue for some, if not all, of the games.
For Today’s Weather Forecast:
Sunny in Broward County with a high of 76 and a low of 51. For Miami-Dade, sunny with a high of 76 and a low of 52.
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