A look at some of the top stories making the news today, October 1, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

The Campaign for Haiti’s next president heads to South Florida this Sunday, as Port-au-Prince-based Radio Television Caraibes and Friends of Haiti hosts the next presidential debate at North Miami Senior High, starting 4 p.m. Ten of the 54 candidates will participate, including Mario Andresol, Charles Henri Baker, and Steven Benoit.

After a drawn-out search and months operating without a permanent city manager, Lauderdale Lakes have hired Opa-locka’s current manager, Kelvin Baker, for the position. The move however has been criticized as being rushed and nontransparent, as Baker begins work this Thursday without an approved contract.

Reggae princess Etana, reggae prince Tarrus Riley, bad boys Inner Circle, and gospel great Carlene Davis are among the leading nominees for the 34th annual International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA), set for Sunday, October 4, at the Bailey Hall at Broward College in Davie, with red carpet starting at 5 pm.

In sports, Reggae Boyz Lance Laing, Upston Edwards, and head coach Winfried Schaefer have been slapped hard by FIFA for indiscretions during Jamaica’s World Cup qualifying match against Nicaragua. Laing and Edwards were found guilty of using offensive language towards match officials, while Schaefer was charged for unsportsman-like behavior.

What’s trending:
British Prime Minister David Cameron has told Jamaican reporters that reparation is not the answer to the issue of slavery, during his current visit to the island
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For Today’s Weather Forecast:
Partly Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 91 and a low of 75. For Miami-Dade, partly cloudy with a high of 92 and a low of 74.
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