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

Following a surge of recent school shootings across the nation, the Miami Dade Public School board has approved two gun violence prevention programs. Behavior training programs Rachel Challenge and Sandy Hook Promise, both inspired by victims of mass school shootings, will be implemented throughout the district.

The 2015 Miami Broward One Carnival competition results have been finally released, with One Island copping Band of the Year for their designs inspired by popular fiction. Jean Pierre De Grannes was crowned King of Carnival,  playing Picoca the Circus Ringmaster for Mascots International, and Shelia Boy was crowned Queen as Nani Yehi for Island Gems Mas.

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As part of their community outreach, the Metropolitan Baptist Church and Jamaican charity Reclaimed Territory is hosting a Benevolent Concert, on Saturday, October 17th, starting 6:30 pm at the Metropolitan Baptist Church in Hollywood. Proceeds will go to the locally disadvantage and to young people incarcerated in Jamaica.

Jamaica Football Federation boss Captain Horace Burrell has blasted the Reggae Boyz for lack of effort following their 3-0 loss against South Korea in Seoul on Tuesday. Burrell argued that though the team was struggling from injuries, the replacements of fringe and local-based players were not up to standard.

What’s trending:
Novelist Marlon James becomes the first Jamaican author to win the prestigious British literary award, the Man Booker Prize.
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For Today’s Weather Forecast:
Mostly Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 87 and a low of 76. For Miami-Dade, scattered showers with a high of 86 and a low of 75.
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