A look at some of the top stories making the news today, March 16, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, I’m… for CNW 90.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump emerged victories yesterday in the Florida presidential primaries. Republican candidate Trump swept the state’s 99 delegates away from Florida’s own Marco Rubio with 45.8% of the vote. For the democratic race, Clinton took 122 delegates with 64.4% of the vote against Bernie Saunders. Clinton’s big turnout in Broward county owes much to Caribbean support, says Broward Commissioner and member of the Clinton campaign’s Caribbean Leadership council, Dale Holness.
All homecare givers for the elderly and disabled in Palm Beach County must now be licensed to work, complete with background checks, effective April 4th, following an ordinance passed by county commissioners. The new regulation seeks to stop neglect, theft and fraud.
Popular Jamaican actress Andrea Wright of Delcita fame returns to South Florida with her newest comedy, “Border Patrol.” Co-starring Christopher McFarlene, Border Patrol plays on this Saturday, starting 8pm at Flanagan High School Theater, and this Sunday, starting 6 pm at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts.
Jamaican-born sprint hurdler Yannick Hart from the University of Florida will compete for Team Jamaica this week at the IAAF World Indoor Championships, held in Portland, Oregon. The UF Gator will compete for Jamaica in the 600m hurdles, along with fellow Jamaican and national Champion, Omar McLeod.
Dominica confirms first case of the Zika virus. In a statement, the Ministry of Health said patient has since recovered “and all immediate contacts have so far been deemed healthy.
For Today’s Weather Forecast:
Mostly sunny in Broward County with a high of 88 and a low of 66. For Miami-Dade, partly cloudy with a high of 87 and a low of 66.
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