A look at some of the top stories making the news today, October 21, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Former Republican Governor Charlie Crist has decided to return to the political wheelhouse, announcing on Tuesday his plans to run for Congress. Crist has lost two previous bids in statewide elections, most recently for state governor. Christ was governor from 2007 until

Palm Beach County Commissioners have delayed plans to allow civil citations for individuals arrested for small amounts of marijuana. The decision comes after the County Sheriff’s office expressed concerns regarding whether the citation will replace any arrests. Miami-Dade County has already approved a similar law providing alternatives to arrests for such crimes.

History of Jamaican music gets the spotlight, as the Rootz of Music concert opens this Sunday, starting 7 pm at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The musical extravaganza, led by composer Eugene Grey, goes on a ride through decades of Jamaican pop music from 1940’s to the present.

New York Red Bulls coach Jesse Marsch confirms MLS Golden Boot winner Bradley Wright-Phillips remains undecided on which Caribbean national team he will represent. The forward is eligible to represent Grenada, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. Both Jamaica and Grenada have invited him to represent their teams.

What’s trending:

Rights group Jamaicans for Justice says Jamaica should accept the United Kingdom’s offer to build a prison. 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 84 and a low of 74. For Miami-Dade, scattered showers with a high of 85 and a low of 73. For more information on these and other stories, visit caribbeannationalweekly.com.

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