With a look at some of the top stories making the news today, September 14th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

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Here’s a look at our top stories:

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David Chiverton, former Opa-Locka City Manager, appeared in federal court Monday to change his plea to guilty on one count of conspiracy to accept improper gifts or payments. Chiverton previously turned himself in on August 8th after he and former Opa-locka Assistant Public Works Director, Gregory Harris were charged for their participation in a two-year long bribery and extortion scheme.

JetBlue Airlines is giving free books to children in needy neighborhoods throughout Fort Lauderdale. The program, called ‘Soar with Reading’, provides the books via vending machines in areas where libraries and other places to get books are scarce. The first placement of the machines was in Detroit, Michigan, this summer.

The twin-island nation of Trinidad & Tobago celebrated its 54th anniversary of independence on Aug. 31. To commemorate this milestone, Christ the King Catholic Church in Perrine, Miami-Dade County, will host a Thanksgiving Mass & Healing Service on September 18 and 19. The healing service will be held on Monday, the 19, at 7:30 p.m. and the Mass on Sunday, the 18, at 10 a.m. Father Alan Hall from Trinidad will be the celebrant.

In sports:

Gold medalist in this year’s Rio Olympics, Brianna Rollins, will be honored with her own day in the City of Miami. The ceremony will be held tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. at Miami Northwestern Senior High. Rollins grew up in Liberty City and attended Northwestern High School where she was trained by Carmen Jackson. Rollins was All-American honors at the Nike Outdoor Nationals in the 100 meter hurdles, and won three state championships and four District championship.

And now, here’s what’s trending:

In a two-minute video, American actor and social activist, Brad Pitt read an excerpt from Jamaican author Marlon James new book, ‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’ as part of the newspapers Men’s Style issue. Last October, James became the first Jamaican winner of the ‘Man Booker Prize’ for his book which highlights political violence in Jamaica and the spread of crack cocaine in the U.S. The video of Pitt can be seen at N-Y-Times dot com.

For today’s weather forecast:

Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 89 and a low of 77. Mostly cloudy in Miami-Dade as well, with a high of 87 and a low of 80.

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

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