A look at some of the top stories making the news today, August 17th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

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South Florida police officers are increasing security in light of the recent police shootings around the country. Fort Lauderdale City Manager, Lee Feldman has authorized the emergency expenditure of five hundred and 69- thousand dollars for the purchase of “carriers” for all officers. The carriers will have front and back body-armor plates.

The League of Women Voters will moderate a Candidate Forum hosted by the Haitian-American Democratic Club of Broward County. The event is open to the public in an effort for the candidate’s to voice their stance on matters concerning the Caribbean community in South Florida before the August 30 election. The event is tomorrow at the Deicke Auditorium in Plantation starting at 7 pm.

Marcus Garvey roots extravaganza be held later today at the Lauderdale Lakes Educational and Cultural Center starting at 7. Sponsored in part by the Rootz Foundation Incorporated and the City of Lauderdale Lakes, the event will feature Community Service awards, a live performance by Marcia Ball and a presentation titled “99 Years of Black Lives Matter.”

In Sports,

Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson and Trinidad and Tobago’s Michelle-Lee Ah-yee have secured spots in the final 200 meter race airing tonight at 9:30. The mens 200 meter semi-final begins tonight at 9, with Trinidad and Tobago sprinter Rondel Sorrillo competing against 23 others including Jamaican’s Nickel Ashmeade, Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake.

Let’s take a look at what’s trending

The winner of the 2015 Miss Universe Jamaica pageant has been stripped of her title. At a press conference Monday, principals of the organization said the decision was made on Friday to relinquish the Jamaica born U.S based queen of her role after she filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court on July 20th. In the lawsuit, she alleged that the organizers breached an agreement to award her a prize package valued at more than two million dollars.

For today’s weather forecast:

Scattered storms in Broward County with a high of 89 and a low of 77. Partly cloudy in Miami-Dade, with a high of 87 and a low of 79.

For more information on these and other stories, visit Remember to pick up this week’s copy of our Caribbean National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean – American outlet.

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