A look at some of the top stories making the news today, February 10, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Belize Minister of International Trade Erwin Contreras was in Lauderhill yesterday, outlining current trading opportunities during a business workshop, hosted by Broward County’s Office of Economic and Small Business Development. The minister encouraged attendees to join the upcoming trade mission to Belize, hosted by the Belize American Chamber of Commerce.

The Barbados Consulate General in Miami is inviting the diaspora to submit biographies for their upcoming book project “Profiles of Barbadians in the USA.” In honor of Barbados’ 50th independence anniversary, the book will feature 1000 prominent Bajan-Americans, including Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm and former Attorney General Eric Holder. Submission will be accepted until February 29.

To boost civic engagement, Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness will be hosting a two-day citizenship drive on February 27 and 28 at the Lauderhill Mall. Legal expert volunteers will be on hand to guide participants with the citizenship application process and obtaining other required documents.

In sports, Arsenal FC and top sports agency Doyen Sports Group are launching a state-of-the-art football academy just outside Montego Bay. The school, in partnership with the Phoenix All-Star Academy, plans to both train and place promising local players on the European circuit. Doyen already represents young Jamaican players Leon Bailey and Kyle Butler.

What’s trending:

Tennis star Serena Williams has gone to Jamaica to join forces with Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake to build a school. Partnering with Food for the Poor and Helping Hands Jamaica, Serena, Blake and a host of local volunteers helped to build facilities for the Salt March Primary School in Trelawny.

For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Mostly Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 64 and a low of 43. For Miami-Dade, cloudy with a high of 65 and a low of 43.

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

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