A look at some of the top stories making the news today, October 5, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Principal of North Miami Senior High’s night program, Jean Coty Ridore, has been arrested by authorities for corruption charges. Officials report that the principal took $1000 and other illegal kickbacks in exchange for hiring an employee, who was a undercover police detective.

Candidates for the upcoming 2015 Presidential elections in Haiti met a lively and critical crowd at this past weekend’s presidential debate, held at the North Miami Senor High School. Attempting to garner support from the Haitian Diaspora in South Florida, eight top candidates fielded questions regarding the economy and national security.

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It was a star-studded night full of expected wins at this weekend’s International Reggae and World Music Awards, at Bailey Hall in Ft. Lauderdale. Top music nominee Tarrus Riley emerged as the big reggae winner of the night, while Etana won the Marcus Garvey Humanitarian Award for her dedicated to charity.

Business man Sham Mohammed has come to rescue Trinidad and Tobago football from its current financial troubles, donating TT$100,000 to the Soca Warriors, just before to the team’s departure for Panama City for an international friendly. Team manager William Wallace pleaded for other fans to step forward to support.

What’s trending:
Jamaicans in New York launch an online petition to stop Jamaica from accepting Britain’s £25-million grant to build a new prison.
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For Today’s Weather Forecast:
Scattered Showers in Broward County with a high of 87 and a low of 71. For Miami-Dade, partly cloudy with a high of 87 and a low of 71.
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