A look at some of the top stories making the news today, October 12, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Boosting Jamaica’s exports should be a top economic concern, said Jamaican National Building Society General Manager Earl Jarrett, speaking last Friday at the Jamaican Business Expo and Global Trade Forum in Miami. Jarrett encouraged Diaspora business leaders to help strengthen brand Jamaica in US markets, generating more exports from Jamaica.

Four South Florida leaders were honored for their commitment to the Haitian diaspora this Sunday at the annual Haitian American Democratic Club Luncheon in Margate. Honorees include Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, Broward Commissioner Dale Holness, Miami Dade Commission Chairman Jean Monestime and Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam.

New documentary on corruption in Jamaica, “The Cost of Corruption- Jamaica’s barrier to prosperity” will make its South Florida network premiere this Sunday, October 18 on the SFL channel. Filmed by Jamaica’s anti-corruption group National Integrity Action, the documentary details four episodes in Jamaica’s history where corruption undermined its progress.

Fresh from their 2 to 1 victory in a friendly match last week against Panama, Trinidad and Tobago’s Soca Warriors get set to face Nicaragua tomorrow at the Hasley Crawford Stadium. The team hopes their confident win will lead to success when they take on Guatemala and the U.S. next month for the CONCACAF Zone semifinals, to qualify for World Cup 2018

What’s trending:
Applications for Jamaican citizenship has increased by 8 percent, according to the island’s Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency.
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For Today’s Weather Forecast:
Mostly Sunny in Broward County with a high of 90 and a low of 69. For Miami-Dade, mostly sunny with a high of 90 and a low of 68.
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