With a look at some of the top stories making the news today, October 17th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, for CNW 90.

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Here’s a look at our top stories:

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The city of Lauderdale Lakes, Westgate neighborhood invites all business owners and residents to the candidate’s forum and mayoral debate. The event will be held this Friday at the City of Lauderdale Lakes multipurpose building. Doors open at 6:30p.m. Questions from the audience are encouraged.

Yesterday, Orlando Jerk Fest celebrated at the Central Florida Fairgrounds with legends like Marcia Griffiths, Maxi Priest, and the energetic Elephant man. Along with the great music was a variety of jerk flavored foods and Caribbean inspired drinks. This year the Culture festival featured the first Soca artist, Lyrical, with his chart topper Cloud 9.

In the spirit of Halloween, Boo”-Ville at the Miramar Town Center is back for all residents and friends. This year the event will be held on Friday, October 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. It is a free event open to all ages and is a safe environment for fun Halloween night. Come dressed in your best costumes and enjoy candy stations, photo booths and magic shows.

In sports:

The Fort Lauderdale Strikers defeated Puerto Rico FC 2-0 at the Central Broward Stadium on Saturday night adding three points to their combined North American Soccer League standings. With 38 points they are now tied for fourth, and final spot in the playoffs with the Rayo OKC and the Tampa Bay Rowdies respectively.

Now, here’s what’s trending:

On Friday, Jamaica’s sprint champion Usain Bolt said he will run his last race in Jamaica during June’s Racers Grand Prix before retiring from competition. The 30-year-old said he plans to retire from the sport after the August World Championships in London.

For today’s weather forecast:

Scattered Storms in Broward County with a high 85 of and a low of 74. Partly cloudy in Miami-Dade, with a high of 83 and a low of 78.

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

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