A look at some of the top stories making the news today, May 3rd, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.To improve security in the region, the Caribbean Institute for Security and Public Safety has signed a memorandum with Miami Dade School of Justice to establish more joint training programs for police forces. Miami Dade College has already hosted 3 training sessions in Trinidad & Tobago with over 100 participants from the twin island republic, Guyana and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.Senator Braynon (the second) will host his 4th annual Choice Challenge empowerment event on May 7th from 9 a.m to 3:30 p.m. This is a free youth only event aimed to aid middle and high school students with the tools to make positive and conscious decisions about their future and to promote the safety of our youth.Roman Catholic priest Clyde Reginald Hezekiah, also called “Father Reggie”, was laid to rest today. Hezekiah died of a heart attack on April 21 in Fort Lauderdale, one day before he was scheduled to return to Port of Spain and resume leadership of the Tunapuna parish in Trinidad & Tobago Father Reggie was 82 years old.In Sports, The Caribbean Premier League final and semi-final games could now be hosted in Trinidad and Tobago despite earlier reports that Guyana had secured the event. Reports from the twin island republic suggest that a late bid has prompted the organizers to hold off on making the final decision.What trending:Olympic swimmer, Alia Atkinson, is the new brand ambassador for Rainforest Seafood. The Pines native and Team Jamaica Olympian is glad for the chance to work with another great Jamaican company and the attention she will bring to the sport this year in Rio.For Today’s Weather Forecast:Scattered thunderstorms in Broward County with a high of 91 and a low of 74. For Miami-Dade, scattered storms as well with a high of 88 and a low of 75.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 outlet.
Press Trust Of India Image credits: Facebook He’s happy to see the sports ministry’s interest in winter sports. “The investments are starting to come in from the ministry and I think that was the missing link. I have been participating in winter sports for over 20 years. There is not a single winter sports federation recognised by the Sports Ministry. “It is incredible to think how did I do (make) six Olympics without a Federation being recognised, which also means that I was not funded,” Keshavan lamented. “By doing so (having an academy), India can become a hub in the region. We have Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, all countries that have budding winter sports teams,” he said and wished that other athletes should not go the way he had to take in his career. Asked if he believed that India could win a medal in Winter Olympics, he said: “100 per cent. I could have won a medal if I had a coach few years before, by the end of it I was (just) 6/10th of a second behind. It is possible” He also rued the fact that a country like the Netherlands has 130 medals at the Winter Olympics, while India was yet to open its account. “At five meters below sea-level, Netherlands has 130 medals at the Winter Olympics and we (India) at the roof of the world are yet to open an account,” he said. SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE First Published: 19th February, 2020 14:30 IST Shiva Keshavan, the first Indian representative to compete in luge at the Winter Olympics, is aiming to build an academy to nurture talented youngsters and is in talks with a couple of state governments. “My idea is to have a residential complex with all the multi-sports facilities and since (it will be) in the mountains, we will have access to the ski area, ice hockey,” Keshavan told reporters here. “It can be built over time. So, I’m speaking to a couple of state governments to give a little bit of land or get some sponsors (involved in it).”Keshavan, a six-time Olympian, was speaking on the sidelines of the ‘CII Conclave on Winter Sports’, but he did not divulge which state governments he is in talks with. Last Updated: 19th February, 2020 14:30 IST Keshavan Plans To Have Academy To Promote Winter Sports Shiva Keshavan, the first Indian representative to compete in luge at the Winter Olympics, is aiming to build an academy to nurture talented youngsters He was also asked whether winter sports can help a state like Jammu and Kashmir. “A lot of athletes who I have met, people who have strong emotions, anger in them, they can be that much more successful since they have something to prove, the way to prove it in a non-destructive way and you can get your platform.” LIVE TV COMMENT