A look at some of the top stories making the news today, November 2, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Hundreds gathered this past weekend at the Payne Chapel AME in West Palm Beach to give final respects to musician Corey Jones, the victim of the recent police shooting in Palm Beach Gardens. Special guest Rev. Al Sharpton spoke out against the nation-wide series of police violence against black men.

Local major for-profit school, Dade Medical College, has closed up shop, following investigations for financial fraud, as well as low passing rates for license exams in nursing and physical therapy. Campus locations in Miami, Miami Lakes, Homestead, Hollywood and West Palm Beach are closed with immediate effect.

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Seeking to strengthen community relations, the Lauderhill Police Department is hosting a “Community Connection” forum today, starting 6 pm at Lauderhill City Hall. Officers, supervisors and command staff will discuss traffic concerns, community policing and progress on investigations.

In a bid to appease the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), The West Indies Cricket Board is proposing that the teams play the remainder of their 2014 series. The tour was aborted following salary disputes between West Indies players and the board. The BCCI has threatened court action to recover its US$41.97 million in losses.

What’s trending:

Miami fans celebrate following Miami Hurricanes’ “miracle” win against Duke following a touchdown in the game’s last 6 seconds. 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:

Mostly sunny in Broward County with a high of 87 and a low of 74. For Miami-Dade, partly cloudy with a high of 88 and a low of 73. For more information on these and other stories, visit