A look at some of the top stories making the news today, August 19th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

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Here’s a look at our top stories:

The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, went into full lockdown after a shooting incident took place this week on the Campus. According to students, the university sent out a campus-wide text message warning them not to leave their residence. It was later revealed that a taxi driver was the victim of the shooting.

The Haitian electoral authorities have announced details of a $55 million budget to organize the rerun of the presidential election with money from Haiti’s transitional government. The country’s Provisional Electoral Council is set to hold two rounds of voting for president, members of parliament and municipal seats. The first round of voting is scheduled for October 9.

In anticipation of the first day of school, the city of Miami Gardens is hosting a back-to-school-themed Food Truck Invasion and Open Mic Night starting at 5:30 this evening. In Rolling Oaks, there will be a book bag giveaway for students. In celebration of the school year, the city is encouraging all students to show their spirit by wearing their school’s colors.

Let’s take a look at sports:

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt continued to make history winning another Gold medal during his 200 meter run in Rio last night. After running a close race with Canada’s Andre DeGrasse in the semifinals on Wednesday, Bolt left nothing to chance finishing clear ahead of his competitors. The anticipated 4 by 100-meter race is scheduled for tonight.

And now, here’s what’s trending:

Wednesday night Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz taken off their flight and were barred from leaving Brazil until they gave police their account of what happened. They were soon released and arrived in Miami early this morning. Police said that at least one of the men had vandalized a mirror, a sign and urinated on the premises at the gas station. Video footage appears to support some of these assertions and shows security officers then demanding the men get out of their taxi. Police said the officers likely used guns “to control” the men.

For today’s weather forecast:

Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 90 and a low of 75. Partly cloudy in Miami-Dade, with a high of 88 and a low of 78.

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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