A look at some of the top stories making the news today, November 4, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

The number of untested rape kits in the state has far exceeded previous estimations, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Authorities confirmed that over 100,000 kits were found, with officials still counting. The Department’s Crime Lab, however, said they cannot process the extreme backlog without more funding.

Recognizing outstanding members of the Diaspora, the Jamaican American Bar Association will be holding their annual Grand Gala and Awards Ceremony this Saturday, starting 6:30 pm at the Sheraton Hotel in Dania Beach. Key dignitaries of the bench and bar from the Jamaican legal community will be honored.

The City of Sunrise will be marching to a distinctly Caribbean beat for the annual Sunrise Cultural Festival, set for this Saturday, starting 2:00 p.m. at City Park. Festivities include performances from traditional Bahamian Junkanoo bands, as well as a live concert featuring the T-Wave HD Caribbean Band and the Caribbean Music Farm.

In sports, promoting greater participation from the Diaspora in South Florida for its upcoming 2016 event, Kingston City Run held an official launch yesterday at the Jamaican Consulate in Miami. Attendees learned more about the landmark event, which will feature a half marathon, as well as a 10K and 15K race.

What’s trending:

Miami Heat guard Gerald Green hospitalized after a commotion at his residence. For more on what’s trending, follow us on Facebook and Instagram at Caribbean National Weekly, and on Twitter at National Weekly.

For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Partly cloudy in Broward County with a high of 86 and a low of 75. For Miami-Dade, partly cloudy with a high of 86 and a low of 74. For more information on these and other stories, visit caribbeannationalweekly.com. 


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