A look at some of the top stories making the news today, March 23, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.
Security is on high alert at the Miami International airport, says officials, following yesterday’s terrorist attacks at Brussels airport and metro in Belgium. Increase security measures include more patrols and random inspections at entrances. Officials however assure travelers that there is no direct threat to the Miami International airport.
Locally-based Cruise giant Carnival corp. will launch its first voyage from Miami to Cuba starting May 1. Carnival is among 10 cruise brands recently approved by the Cuban government. The cruise, which will run bi-weekly under the company Fathom brand, will mark the first time in 50 years that ships from the U.S. will be allowed to sail to Cuba.
The Caribbean community gets set this Saturday to celebrate the annual Holi Festival of Colors, starting 1 p.m. at the Brian Piccolo park in Hollywood. Honoring South Florida’s Indo-Caribbean community, the event includes performances from both local and international artists, including the popular Baithak Gana Warriors from Suriname and Chutney Soca Monarch semi-finalist Dave Lall.
The soccer showdown continues tonight for the Caribbean Americas Soccer Association’s Super League tournament, starting tonight 7:45 pm at the Lauderhill Sports Park. 8th ranked Team Haiti will face 9th ranked Melrose Strikers, as both sides seek to rack up goals to climb up the tournament ranks. The FC Steelers is currently the team to beat at first place.
Jamaican track star Usain Bolt has confirmed that this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro with be his last Olympics. In an interview, Bolt said it would be difficult to “keep the motivation” to go on to the 2020 games in Tokyo.
For Today’s Weather Forecast:
Partly cloudy in Broward County with a high of 79 and a low of 69. For Miami-Dade, partly cloudy with a high of 79 and a low of 70.
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