A look at some of the top stories making the news today, August 4th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, for CNW 90 Im Jahlisa Harvey.

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Here’s a look at our top stories.

Hurricane Earl made landfall into Belize early this morning,with maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour. The National Hurricane Centre, says winds reached 58 miles per hour for several hours at the Phillip Goldston International Airport west of Belize City as the eye of Earl passed just to the south of that location. Earl is the first hurricane to make landfall in Belize, or anywhere in the western Caribbean Sea since Ernesto, almost exactly four years ago. Hurricane warnings will continue for the Belize coast northward to Puerto Costa including Belize City and Chetumal, Mexico. These will likely be dropped later today.

Pembroke Pines Commissioner Jay Schwartz has said Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel told him to wait until after the August election, to raise concerns about what he calls a poorly performing 911 service. Sheriff Israel has refused to comment about the allegation, however the Broward Sheriff’s Office issued a statement claiming Israel asked Schwartz to delay the issue until a consultant report was received.

Jamaica United Relief Association is hosting the ‘Jamaica 54th Independence Gala masquerade ball at the Signature Grand Saturday night starting at 7 pm. The South Florida based organization promises a night of dinner, dancing and a Caberet show.

In Sports,

India and the West Indies have secured a match at the Central Broward Regional park. The two regions will play two T-20 International matches in Lauderhill on August 27 and 28th.  On Tuesday, India’s cricket governing body said the game will be held as they continue to reach out to new markets and audiences.

Let’s take a look at whats trending

A series of LGBT Pride events took place this week in Jamaica. Titled ‘PRiDE JA 2016’ the event began on Monday, Jamaica’s Emancipation Day, and was held at the University of the West Indies in the capital of Kingston.

For todays weather forecast:

Partly Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 90 and a low of 77. Partly cloudy in Miami-Dade as well, with a high of 88 and a low of 80.

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.

Todays news is brought to you by Grace Aloe, Aloe Vera Drink, Refreshingly Delicious.

You’ve been watching CNW90, I’m Jahlisa Harvey

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