A look at some of the top stories making the news today, November 6, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

City of Miramar trash haulers are joining the fight against crime, as Miramar Police department launches a new neighborhood watch program with local disposal company, Waste Pro. The company will share footage collected from cameras installed on their trucks, while employees are charged with reporting suspect behavior to authorities.

The Dade Medical College saga continues, as the shuttered school has been hit with a class action lawsuit by employees in response to the sudden closure. The 9 plaintiffs allege that they were not given the 60 day advance notice of mass termination as required by law. The suit is seeking to recover 60 days’ worth of wages.

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Caribbean food fans across South Florida will head to Markham Park in the City of Sunrise this Sunday for the annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival. Starting at 10 a.m., this year’s festival features celebrity cook-offs and live performances from Third World and Barrington Levy.

In sports, it’s another victory for Pembroke Pines-based Jamaican Swimmer Alia Atkinson, who now holds the fastest time this year in the 50 meters breast stroke. Atkinson defeated rival American swimmer Molly Hannis with a time of 30.55 seconds, a time one hundredth of a second ahead of the previous record.

What’s trending:

U.S. official says Islamic State bomb may have brought down Russian commercial airliner that crashed in Egypt, killing 224 passengers. 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 87 and a low of 76. For Miami-Dade, partly cloudy with a high of 86 and a low of 75. For more information on these and other stories, visit