A look at some of the top stories making the news today, October 29, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Health insurance rates will rise next year, according to the U.S. Department of Health. The report says a standard mid-level plan will rise by 2 percent in South Florida. The data echoes an earlier report from Florida’s Office of Insurance Regulation, showing a 10 percent rise overall in all health plans.

Local officials are warning consumers to be on the lookout for chip card scams, which have surged as credit companies undergo the massive transition to chip technology. The public is warned not to give out personal information by phone or email to anyone claiming their account must be updated before a new card can be delivered.

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South Florida fashionistas get set for the stylish premiere of “Carib Style” – a new documentary giving an up-close look at those making their mark in Caribbean fashion. Starting 7pm at the Gateway Theater, the premiere features special guests, former Miss Jamaica Universe Kaci Fennel, Former Miss T&T Universe Jevon King, and designer Rhian Ramkissoon.

In sports, golf aficionados gather in Tamarac this Saturday for the annual Jamaican United Relief Charity Golf Tournament, starting 8 am at the Woodlands Country Club. Proceeds from this year event will go towards the 3D Project, a community-based rehabilitation program for the Disabled in rural Jamaica.

What’s trending:

House GOP officially nominates Paul Ryan for speaker. 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 86 and a low of 72. For Miami-Dade, scattered thunderstorms with a high of 84 and a low of 72. For more information on these and other stories, visit