A look at some of the top stories making the news today, October 30, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

After an intensive nation-wide search, current Miami Gardens Interim Police Chief Antonio Brooklen will stay on permanently in the city’s top law enforcement post. Brooklen took over the position since February this year, after former chief Stephen Johnson was arrested in an undercover prostitution sting.

The FBI are calling on the public for any assistance in solving yesterday’s series of two bank robberies at the SunTrust Bank in Fort Lauderdale and a TD Bank branch in Tamarac. Though authorities did not confirmed whether the two crimes were linked, both were done in a similar manner, with one lone assailant.

In their efforts to raise funds for classroom renovations, the Jamaican Ferncourt High school alumni association is hosting a special fundraising concert, this Saturday, starting 6:30 pm at the Metropolitan Baptist Church in Hollywood. Headliners include Gospel stars Sharon Wiles, Patrice Brown and Dr. Audley Rollins.

In sports, making up for a disappointing loss in the women’s 100m breaststroke, Jamaican swimmer Alia Atkinson rallied to earn silver in the 50m breaststroke at the FINA World Cup series in Tokyo. The Pembroke Pines-based swimmer came a close second with a time of 30.79 seconds.

What’s trending:

Caribbean Airlines CEO Michael DiLollo has resigned with immediate effect, after 17 months on the job. 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:

Scattered showers in Broward County with a high of 86 and a low of 73. For Miami-Dade, mostly sunny with a high of 8 and a low of 73. For more information on these and other stories, visit caribbeannationalweekly.com. 

 

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