A look at some of the top stories making the news today, November 4, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Dade Medical College owner Ernest Parez has turned himself in to authorities for campaign violation charges. Based on a pending plea deal, Perez faces two month house arrest, probation and a $200,000 fine. His arrest is just one of the many legal trouble plaguing the school, which suddenly closed their South Florida campuses last week.

Miami Dade College has been confirmed to host the national democratic presidential debate next year in March at the Kendal Campus, in partnership with Univision Network and the Washington Post. The key debate will take place just weeks after decisive democratic primaries in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

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It was one delicious affair at Publix in Plantation, as foodies gathered to learn the art of spicy cooking at the Jamaican Jerk Cooking Class, conducted by popular local Jamaican Chef Irie. The class is part of several events leading up to this Sunday’s Grace Jamaican Jerk Fest in Sunrise.

With West Indies captain Jason Holder serving a one-match suspension for a slow over rate in the first One Day International against Sri Lanka, Jamaican Marlon Samuels will now be captaining the team. The West Indies will begin their 2nd one dayer today against Sri Lanka, who swept the first match.

What’s trending:

U.S. Coast Guard reports number of Cubans intercepted at sea are at the highest level in 2 decades. For more on what’s trending, follow us on Facebook and Instagram at Caribbean National Weekly, and on Twitter at National Weekly.

For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Partly cloudy in Broward County with a high of 86 and a low of 76. For Miami-Dade, partly cloudy with a high of 86 and a low of 77. For more information on these and other stories, visit