A look at some of the top stories making the news today, August 16th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, for CNW90, I’m Jahlisa Harvey.

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Here’s a look at our top stories.

Ahead of celebrations in Trinidad and Tobago to mark the nation’s 54th anniversary of political independence from Great Britain, members of the Diaspora will recognize the achievements of the twin island republic by hosting the 14th anniversary Independence ball in South Florida. The event, scheduled for August 20th, will be addressed by Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Tourism, Shamfa Cudjoe. Trinidad and Tobago gained Independence on August 31, 1962.

Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness is being backed by Democratic congressman Alcee Hastings. Hastings, who is from Miramar, is endorsing Holness in the election scheduled for August 30 primary against challenger, state senator Chris Smith. In show of his support, Hasting gave a $1,000 dollar contribution to his campaign.

Music lovers in South Florida can now vote for their favorite nominee in this year’s International Reggae and World Music Awards. By submitting votes online or through the mail, music fans worldwide have the final say in the selection of the winners. All mail-in ballots must be postdated by September 8 which is the official deadline.

In Sports,

Trinidad and Tobago’s Michelle-Lee Ah-yee topped the Caribbean qualifiers while veteran Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown crashed out of the women’s 200 meters yesterday at the Olympic Games. Ah-yee was the fourth fastest in qualifying with 22 point 50 seconds, ahead of Olympic 100 metre champion Elaine Thompson of Jamaica and her teammate Simone Facey .

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Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas produced a desperate dive at the line to edge World champion Allyson Felix in a dramatic finish to the women’s 400 meter final. Miller’s win has made history as the Bahamas first individual Olympic gold medal in 12 years and only their third overall in the Rio Olympics. Jamaican, Shericka Jackson, finished with bronze in a time of 49 point  85 seconds.

For today’s weather forecast:

Partly cloudy in Broward County with a high of 89 and a low of 77. Scattered Thunderstorm in Miami-Dade, with a high of 87 and a low of 01.

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 – American outlet.

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You’ve been watching CNW90, I’m Jahlisa Harvey.


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