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Shark attacks fisherman off Miami coast. This and a look at some of the top stories making the news today, December 14, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Local US Coast Guard responded to a shark attack this past weekend, just off nearby Andros island in the Bahamas. The 26-year-old fisherman was diving for lobster when he was reportedly bitten by a bull shark on his stomach.  The man survived, and has been hospitalized. The incident is the latest in a handful of shark attacks in recent years in the region.

In a press conference today, Broward county’s Black Lives Matter Alliance is praising the recent manslaughter indictment of Broward Sheriff’s deputy Peter Peraza. Peraza was charged for the deadly shooting of 33-year-old Jermaine McBean for carrying an air rifle. The officer claimed McBean failed to respond to orders to drop the rifle, though the victim was wearing headphones. The group confirmed McBean’s family is pursuing a civil suit.

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It was a pan panorama for the holidays this past weekend, as 8 steel bands from across South Florida performed at the annual Pan-Parang Festival at Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill. Hosted by the Florida Internal Steelpan Association, the event featured music, from calypso tunes to holiday classics.

In sports, it’s a hat trick this weekend for Jamaica College, as the boys in blue captured their third ISSA-FLOW Olivier Shield in a row, retaining their all-island championship title. Jamaica College defeated DaCosta Cup champions St Elizabeth Technical, 2 to 1, much thanks to a 9th-minute goal from Donovan Dawkins.

What’s trending:

The city of Kingston, Jamaica has officially been designated a creative Music City by UNESCO World Heritage Foundation. Kingston is now part of the international Creative Cities Network, with 69 Members from 32 countries in art, Film, Literature, and Music.

For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Partly Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 83 and a low of 70. For Miami-Dade, partly with a high of 82 and a low of 71.

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