With a look at some of the top stories making the news today, October 19th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, for CNW 90, I’m Suzette Speaks.

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Here’s a look at our top stories:

Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity will raise the minimum wage by 5 cents in January. Earnings will go from $8.05 to $8.10 per hour with the minimum wage for workers who earn tips will be $5.08. The new rates reflecting the first increase since 2015 are scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2017.

South Florida’s young ladies will compete for the title of Miss Jamaica Florida this Sunday. The Miss Jamaica Florida Pageant will be hosted by Barrington Russell Jr. and Simone Russell, and will feature international reggae soul sensation Blade Martin and pop star Blake G. The pageant will be held at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center starting at 5 p.m.

In bringing awareness of Breast Cancer the City of Miami Gardens is hosting the Healthy Happy Hour event with special musical guest, Saxophonist Al Johnson. The event will be held on tomorrow from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with healthy refreshments being served in addition to cooking demos available.

In sports:

During the Gala at the National Indoor Sports Centre on Saturday Prime Minister Andrew Holness stood firm on the Government’s Salute to Rio Sports Ambassadors Celebrations. Holness said giving them cash rewards of between $2,500 and $10,000 is justified because the nation could never repay the athletes for their role in building Brand Jamaica.

Now, here’s what’s trending:

Bahamian civil aviation authorities placed a ban on air travel in The Bahamas on all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone devices, effective Monday. The authorities say if passengers attempt to travel by air with their Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices, they are increasing the risk of a catastrophic incident and will be denied boarding.

For today’s weather forecast:

Partly cloudy in Broward County with a high 86 of and a low of 72. Partly cloudy in Miami-Dade, with a high of 83 and a low of 75.

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

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You’ve been watching CNW90, I’m Suzette Speaks.


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