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

Caribbean communications provider Cable and Wireless has been bought out by U.S. billionaire John Malone’s Liberty Global for $5.3 billion. Cable and Wireless, which holds its operating headquarters in Coral Gables, will spread Liberty Global reach into the Caribbean, where the company operates under the LIME brand

Lauderhill City commission has shot down plans to prohibit campaign contributions from charter officials and city attorney to candidates competing in city elections. The plan, proposed by city Mayor Richard Kaplan, was rejected by fellow city commissioners as an unnecessary regulation of a non-issue

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The Miami International Book Fair will be hosting a special reading event for award-winning Jamaican author, Marlon James, tomorrow night, starting 6 pm at the Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus. The Man Booker Prize winner will deliver a special talk and open Q&A with fans.

In sports, fresh from their 2 to 1 win against Guatemala, Trinidad and Tobago’s Soca Warriors are set to face USA tonight, in World Cup qualifiers at the Hasley Crawford Stadium in Port-of Spain. Team USA is also fresh from their massive 6 to 1 win against St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Meanwhile Jamaica Reggae Boyzs who fell to Panama two nil in their opener will be hosted by Haiti who lost to Costa Rica one nil, with both teams looking for their first win.

What’s trending:

People’s National Party president and Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says the upcoming election campaign window will be short. 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:

Mostly cloudy in Broward County with a high of 82 and a low of 75. For Miami-Dade, mostly cloudy with a high of 82 and a low of 75. For more information on these and other stories, visit