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

The second Annual Caribbean American Heritage Awards & Recognition Banquet & Gala will be held on June 18th at The Lauderhill Performing Arts Center. The event is in celebration of Caribbean American Heritage month, recognizing the history and culture of Caribbean people and their descendants.

The Diaspora celebrated Guyana’s golden jubilee of Independence this past weekend at the Signature Grand in Fort Lauderdale, hosted by the South Florida Guyanese Association. Keynote speaker, Guyana’s Minister of State Joseph Harmon, praised Guyana and its diaspora for the great progress made since independence.

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Popular Jamaican party series, Marco Polo, will make its overseas debut at Lockhart Stadium on Sunday, June 5th. After being pressured by Jamaicans living in south Florida, the event CEO decided to make this the first stop outside of Jamaica.

In sports, the Night Cricket Tournament had two matches. Trinidad and Tobago made 190 for 8 in 20 and combined Islands replied with 131 for 5. In Guyana versus Jamaica, the teams battled but the game was decided by the Duckworth-Lewis method which ended in favor of Jamaica.

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The Penn Relays ended this past weekend with Team Jamaica Bickle taking home some wins. Jamaica College won the men’s 4 by 400 meter relay with a time of 3 minutes and 12 seconds, while Team Jamaica’s women came in second to USA for the 4 by 100 meter relay by only point 3 seconds.

For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Partly cloudy in Broward County with a high of 85 and a low of 75. For Miami-Dade, partly cloudy with a high of 87 and a low of 75.

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