A look at some of the top stories making the news today, February 4, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.
Pioneering Jamaican-born pilot Barrington Irving has joined the Honorary council of aviation charity, Wings of Hope. The Miami-based pilot will aid the organization’s efforts in fighting poverty. Irving, who now runs an educational nonprofit, first won attention in 2007 at age 23 for becoming the young person to fly solo around the world.
Broward County has launched a new program called “Yellow Dot Motorist Medical program,” aimed at providing first responders vital information from drivers and passengers in a crash or medical crisis. Divers will display a yellow dot decal on the car, indicating to first responders to check the glove compartment for health information.
The City of Miami Gardens gets heart healthy this Saturday at the Red Dress Red Wine event, starting 6 pm at the City Hall Courtyard. Hosted in conjunction with the American Heart Association, the event includes a red carpet experience, a hearty healthy food demo and selection of specialty wines.
The Caribbean Americans Soccer Association’s (CASA) Super League continues tonight, starting 7:45 pm at the Lauderhill Sports Complex. Back-to-back games are scheduled this evening, as Miami United will face off against Team Haiti, while the Lauderhill Lions will play against Academy FC.
Health officials in Dallas, Texas announce the first case of sexually-transmitted Zika virus. The Centers for Disease Control will soon release new guidelines on preventing sexual transmission of the disease, which is normally mosquito-borne, focusing on male sexual partners of women who are or who may be pregnant, as Zika has been linked to increased birth defects.
For Today’s Weather Forecast:
Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 80 and a low of 63. For Miami-Dade, cloudy with a high of 79 and a low of 65.
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