A look at some of the top stories making the news today, April 22nd, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

The honorable Governor General Sir Patrick Allen and former PM Portia Simpson Miller will be guests of honor at tomorrow’s American Friends of Jamaica Charity Gala. The event will honor the winners of the Vitae Vanguard Award and the Peacock Award for International Achievement.

The Lauderhill commission is set to pay tribute to beloved businessman and philanthropist Joy Sawh of Joy’s Roti Delights. The city officials will rename NW 41st Terrace in his honor. The street renaming and dedication ceremony will take place April 28th at 10am on the south side of the Lauderhill Mall parking lot. This event is free and open to the public.

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The Jamaican Women of Florida will host a women empowerment conference tomorrow morning at 8:30 in Jungle Island. Renowned guest speakers will include CNN National Aviation and government regulation reporter Rene Marsh, along with luncheon speaker Paula Madison, a 2nd  generation Jamaican who rose to the top of network television at NBC Universal.

In Sports, after a devastating loss against Team Haiti, the 11th ranked team Plantation Futballers seeks an upset against Coral Springs Academy in this Saturday’s CASA Super League tournament. The match starts 6:15 pm at the Lauderhill Sports Complex. Following that match will be FC Steelers against Miami United at 8:15 pm.

What’s Trending:

Jamaican PM Andrew Holness has ordered his cabinet to review legislation protecting the rights of the Jamaican Rastafarian community. PM Holness stated he admired the resistance of Rastafarians to oppression as well as their regard for human rights.

For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Mostly cloudy in Broward County with a high of 81 and a low of 69. For Miami-Dade, wind with cloudy skies earlier on with a high of 82 and a low of 71.

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