A look at some of the top stories making the news today, May 16th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.
Here is a look at our top stories…
In support of the objectives in Broward County’s “A Way Home” plan to end Homelessness, the Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded the county with more than $6 million to provide support services and new initiative projects. With an approximate 2, 300 people experiencing homelessness during in January of this year, Broward County has reported that the number has dropped 12 percent from the count in 2015.
Government Ministers and business stakeholders from across the Caribbean gathered recently for the Caribbean Investment Summit in Miami. Hosted by Carib-Export, the summit highlighted the region’s growing opportunities in niche tourism, tech services and renewable energy. In addition to investment, the region also needs industry expertise from the Diaspora, says Carib-Export Executive Director Pamela Coke-Hamilton.
Celebrating their 22nd anniversary, the annual Unifest festival of Caribbean cultures returned to Lauderdale Lakes this past Sunday. With a full day of live performances, a writing competition and a historical artifacts display, South Florida got a taste of the Caribbean without having to leave to the state.
In Sports, In the Diamond League competitions in Shanghai this past weekend, Bahamian runner, Shaunae Miller, took home a win in the 400 meter with a time of 50 point 45 seconds. Jamaican runner, Stephanie Ann McPherson, trailed behind by only half a second taking home second place.
And now, here’s what’s Trending:
Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt is back! After a 9 month hiatus, Bolt made his 2016 debut onto the track at the Cayman Invitational Saturday, winning the 100 meter race with a time of 10 seconds. He will continue on the road to Rio with what is rumored to be his last Olympic game.
For Today’s Weather Forecast:
Mostly sunny in Broward County with a high of 85 and a low of 76. There will be a mixture of sun and clouds in Miami-Dade, with a high of 86 and a low of 76.
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