Orlando small businessman Chris King will challenge incumbent Republican, Rick Scott,  for governor of Florida. King announced his candidacy on Tuesday at the Hillcrest Hampton House in Orlando. King, a Democrat, is expected to call for a new kind of leadership, and movement of people ready for a new direction.

The Jamaican government has lifted the ban on imported corned beef from Brazil. The announcement was made on Monday by the Minister of Industry, Karl Samuda, during a press conference at he headquarters of the Ministry of Agriculture at Hope Road in Kingston. The ban was imposed last month after Brazilians authorities informed Caribbean officials that several producers were using rotten meat.

Residents of the City of Hollywood are divided over whether to change the names of streets that have been named in honor of Confederate soldiers. The controversial streets are Lee Street, Forrest Street, and Hood Street. Named after Robert E Lee and John Bell Hood who were soldiers of the Confederate Army as well as Nathaniel Bedford Forrest who was one of the founders of the Ku Klux Klan movment.

And in sports…

14-year-old Justin Sirgarny will make his debut in the Formula 4 United States Honda Championships at its season-opener at the Homestead-Miami Speedway from April 8-9. Sigarny will pilot the Global Racing Group black, white and green stripped No. 39 F4 U.S. car and is one of 30 drivers representing eight countries from five continents in the championships.




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German broadcaster, ARD has alleged that findings of tainted samples belonging to Jamaican athletes who participated in the Beijing Olympics in 2008 has gone unreported. ARD claims that trace samples of the banned substance, clenbuterol, had been found in retested samples from the games in Jamaican athletes. The broadcaster also alleges that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) were made aware of the findings from 2016 but made no move to continue investigations



For Tomorrow’s weather forecast

It will be mostly sunny in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade Counties with a high of 90 and a low of 68. For more on these and other stories, visit us online at caribbeannewsweekly.com. Make sure to pick up your copy of the Caribbean News Weekly at your nearest Caribbean American outlet.



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