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

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Here’s a look at our top stories:

Grace Foods issued a recall on specific batches of Curry products sold in the U.S, Bermuda and The Bahamas The was initiated due to the presence of lead in some variants of curry products  produced by Oriental Packing Company, for GraceKennedy. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with the products being recalled. Visit our website for a complete list of the products. (When was the recall issued?)

Haitian based airlines, Sunrise Airways, ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY that it has entered the final phase of the application process to initiate THE FIRST flight to Jamaica. THE FLIGHTS will connect with destinations in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba.

The Miss Jamaica Florida organizers have extended the deadline for application to August 31st. During the competition, participants will be judged on four categories, a preliminary private interview, creative expression, formal wear, and the on-stage question.

Let’s take a look at sports:

Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson claimed victory in 200 meter run last night with a time of 21.78 seconds. Thompson was followed by Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands taking Silver and Tori Bowie of the U.S taking Bronze. Tonight in the men’s 200-meter final, Usain Bolt is hoping to win Gold for the second race on his way to gaining a Triple-Triple.

And now, here’s what’s trending:

Dr. Julius W. Garvey, the son of black nationalist, Marcus Mosiah Garvey held a conference yesterday to push for a presidential pardon to exonerate his father from a mail fraud conviction that caused deportation from the U.S. He and other community officials want President Barack Obama to clear his father’s name before he leaves office in January.

For today’s weather forecast:

Scattered storms in Broward County with a high of 89 and a low of 76. Partly cloudy in Miami-Dade, with a high of 87 and a low of 78.

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 – American outlet.

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