A look at some of the top stories making the news today, November 16, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Following this weekend’s tragic terrorist attacks in Paris, The Miami-Dade Police Department says they continue “to monitor the situation” through the Southeast Florida Fusion Center. Though the department confirmed that “there is no information” on any local threats, all Miami-Dade Police Department officers have been advised to remain on high alert.

A new bond program is in the works for more Grenadian students to attend universities in South Florida, according to Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Simon Stiel [Steel]. Speaking at a Diaspora townhall meeting this weekend, Minister Stiel said the government is working with local institutions to place students in the nation’s top priority fields, including tourism management, technology and health.

In was a glamorous night in Miami Gardens in the city’s inaugural Wine and Food Experience. Star local chefs battled for the crown in the Master Chef Cook-off, judged by special host, actor Omari Hardwick of STARZ’s hit show, “Power.” The event also featured gourmet food and wines from around the world. The inaugural event marks just the beginning, says City Mayor Oliver G. Gilbert III

It was victory for Trinidad and Tobago and tragedy for Jamaica in this weekend’s round of World Cup semi-final qualifiers. The Soca Warrior neatly defeated Guatemala 2 to 1, with impressive goals from Khaleem Hyland and skipper Kenwyne Jones, while Jamaica lost 2-0 against Panama in front of a home crowd in Kingston.

What’s trending:

Caribbean leaders across the region, including Jamaican PM Portia Simpson Miller and T&T’s PM Dr. Keith Rowley, convey condolences to France following this weekend’s terrorist attacks. 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 thunderstorms in Broward County with a high of 81 and a low of 74. For Miami-Dade, scattered thunderstorms with a high of 81 and a low of 73. For more information on these and other stories, visit caribbeannationalweekly.com. 


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