A look at some of the top stories making the news today, June 1st, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Here’s a look at our top stories.

In accordance with the new inter-country regulations, Americans can now adopt children from Haiti with a less strict process. With the new IH-3 Hague visa, children will no longer need to wait to become U.S citizens, approval of the visa signifies that Haiti has come into agreement with the Hague Adoption Convention regulating international adoptions.

Delroy Drummond of Miami Gardens was sentenced to 3 years and 5 months in a federal prison for his role in a Jamaica based lotto scam targeting senior citizens. The Britain born man convinced victims to pay thousands of dollars in phony taxes and fees in order to receive their lottery winnings.

VP Records will pay homage to the late Dennis Brown, who passed away in 1999, with the production of a tribute album to be released on June 3rd. The extensive double disk album will include 30 classic songs covered by a range of R&B and reggae musicians.

In Sports, Soccer star Lionel Messi is facing a prison sentence of nearly two years on charges of tax fraud, failing to pay part of his earnings from FC Barcelona from 2007-2009. He will appear in a Barcelona courtroom on Thursday when he is scheduled to testify before a judge.

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Guinness book of world records holder, Jamaican born Joel Waul, created a 20,000 pound rubber band ball and is getting some competition after almost 9 years. A Louisiana resident has partnered with Alliance Rubber Company hoping to beat the current record. Joel Waul has taken to social media saying he will begin building a new rubber band ball again within the coming weeks.

For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Scattered thunderstorms in Broward County with a high of 86 and a low of 75. Thunderstorms in Miami-Dade, with a high of 87 and a low of 77.

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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