The Miss World Top 5. This and a look at some of the top stories making the news today, December 21, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, I’m… for CNW 90.
Florida State University has received a historic $100 million donation from Jan Moran and The Jim Moran Foundation. The trust will be used to establish the Jim Moran School of, which will launch in August 2018. The donation is reportedly the largest single contribution ever in Florida’s higher education system.
A measure to legalize medical marijuana in the sunshine state will return to the ballot for next year’s presidential elections in November, following a recent ruling for the state supreme court. To pass, the measure with need at least 60 percent approval from voters. The measure in 2014 received just shy of 2 percent needed, at 58 percent.
Online pre-registration has now begun for the upcoming 2016 National College Fair in Miami, set for Sunday, Feb. 21, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Convention Center. The fair includes representatives from nearly 200 colleges and universities, as well as free sessions on financial aid, admission, and testing requirements. Students can register at gotomyncf.com.
In sports, it was disappointment for Jamaican boxer Nicholas Walters this weekend, as judges decided a majority draw in his HBO-televised fight against Jason ‘El Canito’ Sosa. Critics however, including HBO unofficial scorer Harold Lederman gave the night to Walters for his work on the inside. But the Mo-Bay-native still walk away with his unbeaten record intact.
Miss Jamaica World Dr. Sanneta Myrie has placed fifth at this past week’s Miss World pageant competition in Sanya, China. Myrie also finished third in the talent section of the competition for her dance performance.
For Today’s Weather Forecast:
Partly Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 82 and a low of 74. For Miami-Dade, cloudy with a high of 82 and a low of 74.
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