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

South Florida sprinting star, 18-year-old Trinidad-American Khalifa St. Fort, has announced that she is turning pro, following an endorsement deal with Caribbean-based Flow Communications. The Miami native and 2015 Pan American 100 meters’ champion will compete for Trinidad and Tobago tomorrow at the CARIFTA Games in Grenada.

Thousands of children of legal immigrants will have more streamlined access to subsidized health insurance by this July, after state legislature passed a bill reforming KidCare and Medicaid programs. The current five-year mandatory waiting period to receive service has been removed. Authorities report that more than 17,000 Floridian children under age 19 will benefit.

Reggae stars Stephen Marley, Spragga Benz, Dezarie and more get set to pay tribute to Jamaica’s iconic music genre, Dub, this Sunday at the Spring Break Roots Dub Fest, starting 6 pm at Revolutions Live in Fort Lauderdale. Other performers include Ron Benjamin of the Midnite Band, and South Florida’s own Mixed Culture band.

In sports, Team Haiti emerged victorious against Melrose Strikers 3 to 2 in their recent showdown at the CASA Super League Tournament in Lauderhill. Team Haiti now moves one spot up the standings at 7th place, with FC Steelers still at the top with 18 points. The tournament continues on March 30 at the Lauderhill Sports Park

What’s trending:

Reggae Star Ziggy Marley and wife Orly welcomes their fourth child together with the birth of their son, Isaiah Sion Robert Nesta Marley, named in honor of his famous grandfather, Bob Marley.

For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Thunderstorm in Broward County with a high of 85 and a low of 71. For Miami-Dade, scattered thunderstorms with a high of 84 and a low of 71.

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

From all of us at the CNW Network, we would like to wish you a happy and safe Easter weekend.

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