We’re taking a look at some of the top stories that are making the news across your Caribbean-American community here in South Florida. Today is Tuesday, December 20 and for CNW90, I’m Jahlisa Harvey

The news today is brought to you by Grace Aloe, Aloe Vera Drink, Refreshingly Delicious.

Here’s a look at our top stories:

Jamaica will not be joining other regions who have applied for the right to travel without a visa to the Schengen area made up of 26 member states of the European Union. Ambassador Marcia Gilbert-Roberts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has said that Jamaica is not yet ready to apply for the visa waiver since the EU has placed a general suspension on applications for the visa waiver.

Miami-Dade County Public School’s has increased their graduation rate to a record of 80% for the 2015-2016 academic year, exceeding the graduation rates of other Districts including Broward, Hillsborough, and Duval county. This academic year’s graduation rate is 2.3 percent higher than the 78 percent attained in the 2014 to 2015 graduation. It is the highest rate Miami Dade public schools has achieved since the Florida Department of Education began tracking statistics with modern methods in the late 1990s.

Members of the Jamaican dancehall community is voicing their opinions on the against the recent increase of deadly attacks on women. With more than 10 women the victims of domestic violence in the past two weeks Voicemail singer Kevin Blair is encouraging women in life-threatening situations to go to the authorities. Police report that 24 women have been killed to date in 2016 in domestic incidents.

In Sports:

Damion Jacobs and Nikita Miller shared eight wickets to follow up great batting that which spurred the Jamaica Scorpions to a 73-run victory over the Leeward Islands Hurricanes in the WICB Regional 4-Day Tournament on Saturday. Jacobs grabbed 5-64 from 18 overs to end with match figures of 10 for 167, and Miller collected 3-44 as the Hurricanes, trailing by 307 on first innings, were bowled out for 234 in their second at Warner Park.

Now, here’s what’s trending:

Yesterday, President Elect, Donald Trump has surpassed the necessary 270 votes in the Electoral College which was the next step in the official process to become President. He was put over the top by electors in Texas. The Electoral College results will be officially certified January 6 during a joint session of Congress.

For today’s weather forecast:

Scattered showers in Broward County with a high of 82 and a low of 68. Scattered Showers in Miami-Dade, with a high of 80 and a low of 69.

For more information on these and other stories, visit

Caribbean national weekly.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.”

I’m Jahlisa Harvey and this has been CNW90.

 

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