CNW90: Miami apartment building collapses, killing at least one


Taking a look at some of the top news making the news today, June 25, in your South Florida American Caribbean community, I’m… for CNW 90.

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At least one dead after South Florida condo collapse in newscast, legendary Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown announces retirement, and Guyana to implement visa restrictions to curb illegal migration.

Now for the news in detail,

On Wednesday night, a beachfront condo partially collapsed in South Florida. At least one person has died and search and rescue efforts are underway. At a press conference Thursday, Miami-Dade Fire Department officials said the search in unaffected parts of Champlain Towers South was complete. The focus is now on the collapsed portion of the condo, located in Miami Beach. They said 35 occupants had been removed from the structure and two had been rescued from the rubble. One person has died, but officials said they believed there could be multiple deaths.

Now for Caribbean News,

In Jamaica,

After a successful career spanning more than two decades, Jamaica’s beloved track queen Veronica Campbell-Brown has decided to hang up her boots for good. VCB made the announcement Wednesday, on the eve of the Jamaican National Championships, to select a team for the Tokyo Olympics. Campbell-Brown, who celebrated his 39th birthday last month, has won 19 Olympic and World Championship medals and 34 as a senior athlete for Jamaica, including two back-to-back Olympic gold medals in the 200m. She also won gold at the World 100m Championships in 2007 and gold in the 200m in 2011. The Olympian said she will now focus on parenting and her entrepreneurial and charitable endeavors.

And in Guyana,

The Guyanese government has signaled its intention to impose visa requirements targeting nationals of Haiti and Cuba as the country grapples with an influx of illegal migrants. Legal Affairs Minister Anil Nandlall said recently that there have been several cases where Haitians, Nigerians and Cubans have been detained after being found illegally entering the country. He said the government is tackling the problem by imposing visa restrictions on these countries.

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