A look at some of the top stories making the news today, January 25, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has added Barbados, Guadeloupe, St. Martin and Guyana to their travel advisory list of countries to be avoided due to outbreaks of the Zika virus. The disease, which has flu-like symptoms, has been correlated to birth defects in newborns from mothers infected with the disease.

Richard Byles, the CEO of Sagicor Group Jamaica and co-chair of the country’s Economic program oversight committee, has been admitted into hospital in Miami, Florida, due to a sudden illness. In a public statement, Sagicor representatives say Byles was in South Florida for business, and remains head of the company.

Local food fans turned out for some tasty treats recently at the inaugural Lauderhill Taste Tour, hosted by the city. For both lunch and dinner, participants sample diverse cuisines from restaurants around the city, including flavors from the Caribbean. The tour seeks to promote local attractions surrounding the newly opened Lauderhill Performing Arts Center.

World’s fastest man Usain Bolt has been sidelined from action following a recent ankle injury sustained during training. The Jamaican sprinter, however, says the injury is minor. He will only be taking a break from training as a precaution, and it will not affect his preparations for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

What’s trending:

Reggae artiste Capleton announced plans to release his first album in 5 years. The yet untitled album, produced by Clive Hunt, will be distributed by VP records.

For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 76 and a low of 68. For Miami-Dade, mostly cloudy with a high of 77 and a low of 70.

For more information on these and other stories, visit caribbeannationalweekly.com. And remember to pick up this week’s copy of Caribbean National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean outlet.


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