A look at some of the top stories making the news today, March 7, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Promoting local small business was at the top of the agenda this weekend at the Capacity Building Conference, held at the Broward County Convention Center. The conference included panels and presentations from top local and state business leaders, including keynote speaker, State Secretary of Commerce Bill Johnson, as well as Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness and City of Miramar Mayor, Wayne Messam.

Four Caribbean women leaders received honors this past Friday at the 3rd annual Women of Distinction Breakfast, held at the BB&T Center in Sunrise. Hosted by the Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce, the event recognized Jamaican-born CEO of Broward Health North Pauline Grant, Jamaican-born civil engineer Dr. Celia Earle, Haitian-born law partner Michelle Austin Pamies Norris Weeks, and Cuban-born CEO of Unique Productions Int., Maria Munro, among 6 other awardees.

It was an elegant affair this past Saturday at the Legends of Cricket Celebrity Dinner Gala, hosted by the Lawrence Rowe Foundation at Fort Lauderdale Marriot North. Several legends of West Indies cricket were the guest of honor, including keynote speaker, record-breaking Trinidadian batsman Brian Lara.

In sports, the cricket celebration continued this past Sunday at the Central Broward regional Park for the annual Legends of Cricket exhibition match. The team of Legends, captained by iconic batsman Brian Lara, defeated a contingent of U.S.-based players the Cavaliers XI, by scoring 126 for 1 wicket.

What’s trending:

Barbados Health officials report that the number of Zika infections are now up to 277 suspected new cases.

For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Partly Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 75 and a low of 67. For Miami-Dade, partly cloudy with a high of 75 and a low of 67.

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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