Opa-locka, millions in debt

With a look at some of the top stories making the news today, September 2nd, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, I’m Suzette Speaks for CNW 90.

Today’s news is brought to you by Grace Aloe, Aloe Vera Drink, Refreshingly, Delicious.

Here’s a look at our top stories:

Hurricane Hermine had made landfall with winds up to 80 miles per hour along Floridas Gulf Cost according the National Hurricane Center. The Hurricane has weakened into a tropical storm as it heads toward toward Georgia.

City National Bank of Florida, the bank that loaned Opa-locka millions to buy its government center, has declared the city in default of its loan making it possible the lender could seize millions in future city revenues to cover the debt. In a letter to local officials, the bank said Opa-locka has failed to meet its loan agreement and failed to turn over key financial records after repeated requests by the bank.

Grace Foods enhances the fun of the Labor Day Weekend, as they will be hosting their $1000 Grace Jamaican Patty Eating Contest at the Palm Beach Maritime Museum September 4 from 2-10 pm. Labor Day Cookout on the Bay will entertain patrons with some of Florida’s top entertainers and a wide selection of mouthwatering Caribbean foods.

Let’s take a look at sports:

Olympic sprint champion, Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson, continued her winning streak taking home the victory at the Diamond League meet in Zurich on Thursday. Dutch champion, Dafne Schippers, who won silver in Rio Games, had an amazing start coming into the home stretch but strong-finishing Thompson finished first with a Diamond League record of 21.85 seconds.

And now, here’s what’s trending:

The Institute of Caribbean Studies has launched a petition for the US government to grant Marcus Garvey a Posthumous Presidential Pardon for his wrongful fraud conviction. The petition needs 100,000 signatures by September 28 to get a response from the White House. To sign the petition, go to Justice 4 Garvey.org

For today’s weather forecast:

Mostly Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 91 and a low of 79. Scattered Thunderstorms in Miami-Dade as well, with a high of 88 and a low of 82.

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

Today’s news is brought to you by Grace Aloe, Aloe Vera Drink, Refreshingly, Delicious.

You’ve been watching CNW90, I’m Suzette Speaks.

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