A look at some of the top stories making the news today, June 9th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Here’s a look at our top stories.

South Florida resident and former FIU professor, Carole Davies, and activist Angela Davis will head to Haiti to headline the biggest gathering of writers and scholars in the Caribbean. The 41st annual Caribbean Culture Conference runs till Saturday in Port-au-Prince and will hold its first appearance in the country. Davies stated that as the first Black Republic, there has been a gap in being able to say that we’re covering the entire Caribbean.

The Much Aspired Much Achieved scholarship and mission’s team, also known as ‘MAMA’, held their annual fundraising event this past weekend. The event aided in raising funds to assist with medical needs in various Jamaican communities, including Trelawney for their mission’s trip which starts this Saturday.

In honor of Caribbean Heritage month, the Caribbean and Brazilian festival will be held at Huizenga Park this Saturday, June 11th from 1 to 10 p.m. Notable performances will include international Soca artist ‘5star Akil’, Samba dancers and African Drummers along with the display of new 2016 Carnival costumes. Free entry will be given to children 12 years and younger.

In sports, week 2 of Copa America continues with Jamaica battling against Mexico tonight at 10pm. The Reggae Boyz fell to Venezuela 1-0 Sunday and will hope for a victory tonight and against Uruguay on Monday to gain a spot in the quarter finals.

Here’s a look at what’s Trending:

Spanish may soon be the new official second language in Jamaica. In a meeting between Prime Minister Holness and Cuban President Castro, Holness said the commitment to exploring initiatives for increased language training on both sides is important as both countries prepare for a greater inflow of visitors.

For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Thunderstorms in Broward County with a high of 87 and a low of 75. In Miami-Dade, Scattered storms 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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