A look at some of the top stories making the news today, March 31, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

6 Floridians are among the 61 incarcerated individuals whose prison sentence have been commuted by President Barack Obama. All the persons were convicted on non-violent drug related crimes. The granted clemency is part of the administration’s efforts against past mandatory sentencing for non-violent drug crimes. Obama has so far granted clemency to 248 people.

Newly appointed interim CEO of Broward Health, Pauline Grant, says her first priority will be to secure long delayed physician contracts to recover staff stability within the county’s healthcare system. The Jamaican-born CEO, who became the first woman to hold the position, said the contract crisis should be resolved in a few weeks.

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Celebrating excellence, The South Florida Black Journalist association presents the 3rd annual celebration of Women in Media, set for this Saturday, April 2, starting 11:30 am at Florida Memorial University. Awardees include Blogging Black Miami founder Vanessa Woodard Byers, founder of Hip Rock Star ad agency Jessica Garrett Modkins, and journalists Jacqueline Charles of Miami Herald, Neki Mohan of WPLG 10, and Nadege Green of WLRN.

In sports, The West Indies Cricket Board has confirmed India will play a 4-match test series in the Caribbean later this year. The tour hopes to appease the $49 million dollar hole caused after the 2014 West Indies tour in India was suddenly cancelled due to the players’ strike. The tour will take place from July to August.

What’s trending:

South Florida girl and runner-up of 2012 Miss Jamaica World contest, Trishauna Clarke, has scored an upcoming recurring role in hit new ABC drama, “The Catch.”

For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 85 and a low of 71. For Miami-Dade, partly cloudy with a high of 85 and a low of 71.

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 outlet.



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