A look at some of the top stories making the news today, April 4th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Legal experts gathered recently at the University of Miami School of Law to discuss CARICOM’s calls for the UK to pay reparations as compensation for its involvement in slavery and the slave trade. Rep. Maurice McCurdy from Jamaica’s National Committee for Reparations said reparations may affect any descendant of Jamaican slaves, and encouraged the Diaspora to engage in the commission’s efforts.

State lawmakers have passed a measure reinstating accreditation requirements for for-profit colleges, in their effort to protect students from unqualified programs. The measure reverses the legislators’ relaxing of regulations in 2013, which allowed now defunct Dade Medical College to established an unaccredited physical therapy program, that left many immigrant students unable to work in their field, and with debt as much as $40,000.

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It was a friendly draw this past weekend at the 12th annual True Blue Alumni Soccer Match at Vizcaya Park. Teams from the St. George’s College Old Boys Association of Florida and the Jamaica College Old Boys Association of Florida drew 1 all. The annual match is played in loving memory of former soccer coach for both schools, Dennis Ziadie.

In sports, it was victory for Jamaican team, the St. Andrew hockey club at this past weekend’s Miami Cup field hockey tournament at Hollywood West states park. St. Andrew won against New York ‘ Island Strikers 2 to 1 in sudden death penalty shoot outs.

What’s trending:
West Indies Men’s and Women’s teams made an historic sweet at this past weekend’s T20 Cricket World Cup in India. West Indies men won 161 runs for 6 against England while West Indies Women won their first World Cup against Australia with 149 runs for 2.

For Today’s Weather Forecast:
Partly Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 83 and a low of 63. For Miami-Dade, partly cloudy with a high of 84 and a low of 65.

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