A look at some of the top stories making the news today, August 1st, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

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Here’s a look at our top stories.

The City of Miami Gardens is in the process of identifying funds to purchase body cameras to be used by police officers. According to Cameron Benson, the City Manager, the funds could be sourced from grants and bonds. Meanwhile, Mayor Oliver Gilbert believes having cameras will be beneficial to both police officers and residents saying that everyone behaves better when the cameras are on.

Jamaica’s track and field team at the Olympic Games in Rio were awaken most of the night Saturday as gunshots were heard for hours from a Brazilian slum, which borders the teams training base at the Linx Hotel. It’s not clear who was responsible for the shooting, however the team says sirens could be heard as the shooting continued into the early morning.

On the Reggae Billboard top ten chart this week, George Nooks new album ‘Ride Out Your Storm’ made its debut at number four facing competition from Ziggy Marley and Vybz Kartel. Freddie McGregor’s new album ‘True To My Roots’ which debuted at number 10 on the chart last week, fell from the top 10.

In Sports, The St Lucia Zouks continued their winning streak at the Hero Caribbean Premier League this weekend as they defeated the Jamaica Tallawahs for the second time in two days. This win did not secure a spot in Playoff 1 matches but the team will instead head to their Playoff 2 match against the Trinbago Knight Riders on Thursday.

Let’s take a look at whats trending

OneUnited Bank, the largest Black owned bank in America and the first Black internet bank, is launching the national #BankBlack Challenge. Designed to harness the economic power of the Black community, the challenge focuses on one clear financial message, Black Money Matters. The challenge is to open a UNITY Savings account at the bank and challenge 20 friends to do the same.

For todays weather forecast:

ThunderStorms in Broward County with a high of 89 and a low of 79. Partly cloudy in Miami-Dade, 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 the Goldson Spine rehabilitation Center, who reminds you, “After a car accident, call Goldson Spine!”

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