Today is Wednesday, December 7 and with a look at some of the top stories making the news today across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, I’m Jahlisa Harvey for CNW90.
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Here’s a look at our top stories:
JN Money Transfer has cut the cost to send financial remittances from the US, Canada and the United Kingdom to Jamaica paying as low as $1.99, in their respective currencies. This lower sending fee will benefit Jamaica as remittances are a major contributor to the Jamaican economy. Data from the Bank of Jamaica indicates remittance inflows to the country for the period ending June 30th was more than $9 6 5 million US dollars.
Outrage is growing across South Florida over the sudden dismissal of Pauline Grant, Jamaican-American Interim CEO of Broward Health. The Broward Health board recently fired Grant on allegations of an impropriety that occurred during her tenure in 2015. Backlash to her firing has come from board members of Broward Health, the Broward County Commission, South Florida elected officials, and staff of the hospital.
South Florida’s Mosaic Group will launch Black Girl Magic Florida Miami Edition this evening at the Overtown Performing Arts Center in Miami from 6 to 9. Black Girl Magic Florida is an initiative that exists to empower, inspire and educate while honoring the achievement, beauty, and strength among black women.
West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell and Dwayne Bravo helped Dhaka Dynamites crush Khulna Titans by 54 runs in the first qualifier of the Bangladesh Premier League yesterday. Russell slammed 46 to help Dhaka rebound from a poor start then took three wickets.
Now, here’s what’s trending:
Time magazine has named President-elect Donald Trump as its Person of the Year. The magazine called Trump “President of the Divided United States of America.” Also considered for the title was Trump’s presidential rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton who was runner-up, and pop super star Beyoncé.
For today’s weather forecast:
Thunderstorms in Broward County with a high of 82 and a low of 66. Thunderstorms in Miami-Dade as well, with a high of 81 and a low of 68.
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