A look at some of the top stories making the news today, October 19, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Developing South Florida as a major economic global hub is top of the agenda, as trade commissions across the world gathered in downtown Fort Lauderdale for the recent Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo. Expo founder and County Commissioner Dale Holness says the new exhibition shows the region poised to become the premier trade gateway.

Jamaican patty chain Golden Krust has expanded their footprint in South Florida, with a whopping 4 new stores opened this weekend, one in Margate, Hollywood and two in Sunrise. Golden Krust now has 27 locations in South Florida, with plans to establish as least 50 in the region.

Miami Gardens has confirmed their new entertainment lineup for the highly anticipated Miami Gardens Wine and Food Festival, set for November 14. Headliners include stars Mariea Antoinette, James Dawkins, Melton Mustafa and the Jai Rose Band. Executive Chef and TV’s “Cutthroat Kitchen” competitor, Alain Lemaire, has also joined the culinary line-up.

Jamaican Premier Soccer star Raheem Sterling, who copped a record-breaking £49 million contract with Manchester City FC this September, showed his money’s worth with a hat trick in Man City’s mighty 5 to 1 defeat against Bournemouth this weekend. Man City now stands two points clear at the top of the Premier League.

What’s trending:

Reigning Miss World Trinidad and Tobago Kimberly Singh has been terminated and replaced by runner-up Daniella Walcott. No reason has been given by organizers for the sudden change. 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:

Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 80 and a low of 73. For Miami-Dade, scattered showers with a high of 79 and a low of 73. For more information on these and other stories, visit caribbeannationalweekly.com.

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