A look at some of the top stories making the news today, February 16, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, I’m… for CNW 90.
One new case of Zika virus infection has been confirmed in Broward County, according to reports. This brings the total number of infections in the state to 21, with 7 in Miami-Dade County and 4 in Broward. None of the cases, however, have been contracted locally, exclusively affecting residents who recently traveled to zika outbreak regions in the Caribbean and South America.
Today marks the registration deadline for eligible Florida voters to participate in the state’s upcoming presidential primary election, set for March 15. As a “closed primary” state, Florida only allowed voters who register their party affiliation as Democrat or Republican to vote in the primaries.
It was a romantic musical affair for audiences at the recent One Love in the Park Concert in Lauderdale Lakes. The concert included the stage premiere of born-again Christian and gospel singer Marion Hall, FKA Dancehall Queen Lady Saw, as well as performances by rocksteady legend Leroy Sibbles.
Orlando-based Trini-American taekwondo champ Melissa Joseph has been tapped to represent Trinidad and Tobago at the upcoming Olympic qualifiers in Mexico this March. Recruited after her impressive performance at the recent U.S. Taekwondo Open, Joseph will be the lone female representative for the Twin Republic.
Roots reggae band Morgan Heritage has won their first ever Grammy Award, Best Reggae Album for their latest work, “Strictly Roots.” The group won out against heavyweights such as Barrington Levy, Jah Cure and Luciano.
For Today’s Weather Forecast:
Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 81 and a low of 60. For Miami-Dade, thunderstorms with a high of 81 and a low of 63.
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