For a look at some of the top stories making the news today, September 15, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam says educating the Diaspora on economic partnership opportunities between the city and the Caribbean is a top priority for his administration. Speaking at a recent Caribbean Conference held in Miramar, Messam says the city is ideally posed for transnational business.

Lauderhill, Plantation and nine other Broward County cities have joined Miramar’s objections to a recent oil exploration proposal in the Everglades. Eleven cities have all passed resolution against the Miami-based Kantor Real Estate’s plan, citing environmental and public safety concerns for these cities’ main water source.

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The Belize Association of Florida will host a patriotic night of food, fun and entertainment at their annual Belize Independence Dance, set for this Saturday, starting 8 pm at the Holy Sacrament Episcopal Church Hall in Pembroke Pines. The event features the musical stylings of DJ Karl Barker.

In sports, Wolmer’s School won the night at the annual Wolmer’s vs. Campion Alumni Reunion soccer tournament this past weekend in Pembroke Pines. Wolmer’s drew 2 all against All School Select team, but defeated Campion 1 nil. Proceeds for the event are donated to school sports programs in Jamaica.

What’s trending:
Legendary cricketer Brian Lara has been appointed Special Envoy for Trinidad and Tobago, as he visits Dominica to discuss the twin republic’s hurricane relief efforts for the island.

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For Today’s Weather Forecast:
Scattered Thunderstorms in Broward County with a high of 88 and a low of 77. For Miami-Dade, scattered thunderstorms with a high of 87 and a low of 77.
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