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

Miami Commission Chair Jean Monestime says he will have to withdraw his recent vote to rename a Miami intersection in honor of famed Cuban-American real estate developer Jose Milton, following racial discrimination charges against Milton’s company. Monestime says he will ask the board to reconsider their vote approving the renaming.

Jamaican, Miami-based nonprofit Food for the Poor has announced plans to build 100 homes in Haiti for families displaced by the Dominican Republic’s new law stripping birthright citizenship from Dominicans born to non-citizen parents. The government has donated land at the border village of Fond Bayard for the project.

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The music of Haiti and Brazil will collide at the next installment of the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce’s TroubaJazz event, set for this Thursday, September 17, starting 8 pm at Rebar Café in Davie. Jazz crooners Dony Felix and Belo will be the headline performers.

New sports minister Darryl Smith says he will highlight athlete development – rather than infrastructure – as the primary focus of both himself and the new Trinidad and Tobago government. Smith, a former national youth player, replaced former national player Brent Sancho as sports minister following elections.

What’s trending:
University of Florida tops University of Miami as best Florida school in new U.S. News and World Reports’ ranking of colleges nationwide.
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For Today’s Weather Forecast:
Thunderstorms in Broward County with a high of 86 and a low of 77. For Miami-Dade, Thunderstorms with a high of 85 and a low of 76.
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