A look at some of the top stories making the news today, February 15, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

CONCACAF officials have not announced their blanket support for any of the FIFA presidential candidates, after four made presentation in their recent meeting at the Sheraton Hotel in Miami. Some CONCACAF officials, include VP Horace Burrell of Jamaica, have argued that members should decide based on their individual opinions rather than vote as a body.

Following a lengthy delay, The U.S. senate has confirmed Trinidadian-born former Marine John L. Estrada as the new U.S. ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago. President Obama’s nomination of Estrada, among others, was delayed due to opposition in the senate, let by Sen. Ted Cruz. Estrada previously served as Sgt. Maj. of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing in Miramar, Florida, from 2001 to 2003.

Famed Jamaican-born Harvard Professor Dr. Orlando Patterson stopped at the FAU Davie Campus this weekend, delivering the first talk in new lecture series, “The Evolution after the Revolution: Jamaica at 60,” hosted by the UWI Alumni Association and nonprofit Reading Pays More Inc. Dr. Patterson discussed how the country’s unique colonial history shaped Jamaica’s current economic and political struggles.

The CASA Super tournament continued this weekend, as Steelers FC soundly defeated Team Haiti 6 to 3, while Lauderdale Lions beat Lauderhill Jr. 3 t 1. CASA will also be hosting a major showdown today, starting 7:30 pm at the Lockhart Stadium, as the CASA all-stars face off against NASL team, the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers.

What’s trending:

West Indies U19 Team wins the ICC World Cup this weekend, claiming the title after beating India by five wickets in Bangladesh.

For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Mostly Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 76 and a low of 68. For Miami-Dade, cloudy with a high of 76 and a low of 69.

For more information on these and other stories, visit caribbeannationalweekly.com. And remember to pick up this week’s copy of our Caribbean National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean outlet.

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