A look at some of the top stories making the news today, January 19, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has arrested NY-based immigrant lawyer Gnoleba Seri for fraud and identity theft, particularly affecting Caribbean immigrants. Seri was charged for stealing person information from legitimate immigration sponsors for other fraudulent visa applications.

Miramar residents gathered in style yesterday to celebrate the city’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade at Lakeshore Park. Local school bands and traditional Bahamian Junkanoo brands performed for the crowd, while city mascots joined city officials, police and fire department representatives for a special motorcade.

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Former Jamaican contestant from “The Voice” Anita Antoinette gave a stellar performance of her latest music yesterday at South Florida’s NBC 6 show, “The Mix,” hosted by Roxanne Vargas. A daughter of reggae singer Clinton Fearon, Antoinette says she is working on additional material, due for release later this year.

Jamaican U.S. college soccer star Ojai Bedward says he has his eye on joining a Major League Soccer club next season. The 21-year-old Excelsior High School alumni has a stellar performance last year, leading his school Bryant & Stratton College to the USCAA championship final.  Bedward will strut his skills for recruiters this summer at the Players’ Development League.

What’s trending:

Jamaican pop reggae star OMI of “Cheerleader” fame unveils summery video for his latest track, “Drop in the Ocean.” The track is the third single to be taken from his debut album “Me 4 U,” following on from second top 10 hit “Hula Hoop.”

For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Partly Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 65 and a low of 50. For Miami-Dade, mostly cloudy with a high of 66 and a low of 53.

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