With a take a look at among the prime tales making the information at present, March 15, throughout your Caribbean-American neighborhood in South Florida, I’m…for CNW 90.
Immediately’s newscast is delivered to you by the Florida Division of Well being;
To assist cease the unfold of COVID-19, The Florida Division of Well being in Broward County reminds everybody to follow social distancing, wash your palms typically with cleaning soap and water and canopy your nostril and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
Developing within the newscast, People to get new stimulus checks, Toots and The Maytals win 2021 reggae Grammy, and Antigua vaccinates 25% of its inhabitants.
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Final week Thursday, President Joe Biden signed a $1.9 trillion Covid aid package deal for People. The landmark laws directs the Treasury to ship direct funds of as much as $1,400 to most People who filed a 2019 or 2020 tax return. The Inside Income Service (IRS) started processing the stimulus checks on Friday and plenty of People have already acquired their funds. That is the third coronavirus aid invoice for the reason that pandemic started a 12 months in the past.
Now for Caribbean Information,
Jamaicans at dwelling and within the diaspora have till March 31, to submit nominations for the Jamaica Nationwide Honors and Awards for this 12 months. The nomination kinds and tips can be found on-line via the Workplace of the Prime Minister in Jamaica or the abroad areas of the Jamaican International Missions. Jamaica’s nationwide Honors and Awards are administered by the federal government to acknowledge those that have made vital contributions to the event of Jamaica. Amongst final 12 months’s recipients have been Lauderdale Lakes Mayor Hazelle Rogers, Third World drummer Willie Stewart and longtime Miami resident, Cedella Marley.
Additionally in Jamaica,
Legendary Reggae band Toots and the Maytals gained Finest Reggae Album on the 2021 Grammy Awards. The digital awards present befell on Sunday, March 14. The Bought to Be Robust album was launched simply days earlier than the dying of Toots Hibbert, the band’s frontman, who died on September 11, 2020. This marks the second Grammy win for the band after they gained Finest Reggae Album in 2004. The band beat out Skip Marley, The Wailers, Buju Blanton and Maxi Priest for the award this 12 months.
And in Antigua and Barbuda, the well being ministry introduced that as of Friday, it had vaccinated some 25 p.c of the nation’s grownup inhabitants. Since Antigua’s vaccine rollout began on March 2nd, over 23,000 residents have acquired at the very least one dose of the COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine. These inoculated embody healthcare employees, senior residents, academics, regulation enforcement officers and different frontline employees. The nation’s well being ministry mentioned that Friday marked the completion of the primary section of the vaccination marketing campaign. Public vaccination has now been suspended pending the arrival of further vaccines.
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