a look at some of the top stories making the news today, June 13th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Here’s a look at our top stories.

48,000 children of immigrant parents can now enroll for KidCare health insurance. Florida legislators have eliminated the five year wait for qualification and families can enroll early with the Department of Health in Broward county. The special enrollment event will be held at Nova Southeastern University in Davie next week.

Calling on the Guyanese diaspora to aid in the development of the country, President David Granger is drafting new domestic projects to attract Guyanese back home.  With a new outreach effort, President Granger is looking to curb the domestic “brain drain” stating that with secure systems in place, the Diaspora will be more willing to channel their money towards fruitful investments in the housing and development sector.

 

In honor of Caribbean Heritage Day, the WI Caribbean hosted the Caribbean and Brazilian festival in Fort Lauderdale this weekend. The festival included cultural commerce and live entertainment from international Soca artiste and steel drummers who infused sounds of the Americas.

In sports, Minnesota Vikings Cornerback, Jabari Price, and his older brother, Dahrnaz Tigner, will walk to Washington D.C in order to raise awareness for childhood obesity. As part of the ‘Walk of Hearts’ organization, they will walk 30 miles a day encouraging children and families to join them along the way, including the First Lady, Michelle Obama, who they hope will walk the last mile in the nations Capitol. The walk will start on A1A and Atlantic Boulevard in Pompano Beach this Saturday, June 18th.

Here’s a look at what’s Trending:

87 year old Jamaican Native, Hubert Evans, has become the oldest graduate of Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York. The college grad’s goal is begin a career in social work in addition to pursuing his master degree.

For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Scattered Thunderstorms in Broward County with a high of 88 and a low of 75. In Miami-Dade, Partly Cloudy with a high of 88 and a low of 76.

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 – American outlet.

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