With a look at some of the top stories making the news today, August 9th, 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.

The Fort Lauderdale City Commission is considering a citizen petition for a one-year moratorium on large-scale construction projects east of Federal Highway. Commissioners will also consider a second petition limiting the use of public land on the city’s barrier island to public services as restaurants and hotels.

Trinidad and Tobago’s National Security Minister, Edmund Dillon, says the country is looking into the luring of citizens joining the terror group, ISIS. Dillon says the government will engage the Muslim community to “examine the root causes”. The Trinidad Guardian newspaper says the number of  citizens who have gone to ISIS zones from 2012 is estimated to be 120.

Jamaican actress, Stacy Rose, was introduced in the HBO show ‘Ballers’ as the character Dr. Robbins, a neurologist who has been prescribing pain killers to Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s character. Rose who featured in  several episodes in season one has also landed a spot in Season 2. She can be seen in episode 15 which airs this Sunday, August 14th.

In Sports,

The Jamaica Tallawahs beat the Guyana Amazon Warriors at the conclusion of the Hero Caribbean Premier League final on Sunday. The Tallawahs secured their second title making them the first team to do so. The team finished behind the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the group stage and lost to them in the first play-off match. Imad Wasim had a career best bowling performance and Chris Gayle had yet anpther half century, his 78th score of fifty or more in T20 cricket.

Let’s take a look at whats trending

Florida-based entrepreneur, 42 year old  Sean Anderson, has developed a new Jamaican inspired emoji app called ‘Jamoji’. The new app is loaded with common Jamaican patois phrases such as  ‘Wha Gwahn’, ‘More Fyah’, ‘Irie’, and ‘One Love’.

For todays weather forecast:

Scattered Storms in Broward County with a high of 90 and a low of 76. Scattered storms in Miami-Dade, with a high of 87 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!”

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


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