first_imgIt Thursday May 4 and we are looking at some of the top stories across your Caribbean American community.Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum could be Florida’s next, and first African-American, governor. Gillum, 37, threw his hat into the ring in the race for the Governor’s seat as incumbent Governor Rick Scott’s tenure ends in November 2018. Gillum debuted in Florida politics when at age-23 he was elected to the Tallahassee city commission. In 2014, at age 34, he was elected mayor.Prisoners in St. Kitts are using their time behind bars to further their education, with the assistance of correctional staff at Her Majesty’s Prison. Prime Minister, Dr. Timothy Harris, is pleased with efforts to rehabilitate inmates. Speaking at the first Her Majesty’s Prison Officers’ Awards Service at Immanuel Methodist Church in Sandy Point, Harris said there is a significant increase in CSEC/CXC and CAPE subject passes by inmates.The City of Miami recently secured a major victory in a lawsuit filed against major commercial banks including Bank of America and Wells Fargo. The city claimed the banks practiced predatory lending methods against African American and Hispanics and was largely responsible for hundreds of these Miami residents losing their homes to foreclosure when the housing crisis erupted in 2008 and thereafter.And in sportsThe Combined Islands and Jamaica will meet on Saturday at Lauderhill Sports Park in the Lauderhill T20 Night Cricket final. They play for the Mayor’s Cup, starting at 6:00. Both teams easily beat their opponents, Trinidad and Tobago and Pakistan respectively, in the semi-finals which were also played at Lauderhill Sports Park last Saturday night.Here’s what’s trending… Four more Jamaicans charged in the United States in what authorities say is a multimillion-dollar lottery scam pleaded not guilty in federal court in North Dakota. Jason Jahalal, Kazrae Gray, Dahlia Hunter, and Xanu Morgan all waived detention hearings and will remain in custody pending further court proceedings, according to court documents. No immediate trial date was set for the suspects.For Tomorrow’s weather forecast.It will be mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms in Miami-Dade and Broward counties and partly cloudy in Palm Beach county with a high of 88 and a low of 64. Today’s news was brought to you by the Florida Department of Health in Broward County, who encourages you to Protect Your Baby, Vaccinate On Time, Every Time.  They remind you that Immunizations are SAFE, PROVEN PROTECTION. For more on these and other stories visit us at Make sure to pick your copy of Caribbean News weekly at your nearest Caribbean American outlet.last_img

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