A look at some of the top stories making the news today, November 6, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Following an 8-month investigation, the Miami Dade Police Department has arrested a gang for stealing and illegally selling gas. The gang was also charged with several crimes only discovered by police during the bust, including a cockfighting ring and a marijuana farm worth $100,000.

To assist Bahamian relief efforts following the recent aftermath of Hurricane Joaquin, Consul General of the Bahamas, Ricardo Treco, will host a fundraising service tomorrow at the New Baptist Church in Miami. Proceeds will target the southern islands most affected by the storm.

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South Floridians and foodies alike turned up in droves this past Sunday for the 14th annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival in Markham Park, Sunrise. Legendary reggae acts Third World and Barrington Levy wooed the crowd, while local Caribbean chefs battled for the crown. Sunday’s celebrations has made 2015 a landmark year for the Festival, said founder Eddy Edwards.

It’s yet another victory for South Florida-based Jamaican Swimmer, Alia Atkinson. Atkinson set a new national record for Jamaica in the women’s 100m breaststroke semifinals, at the FINA/Airweave Swimming World Cup in Dubai this past weekend. Atkinson took the event in 1 minute 05.93 seconds.

What’s trending:

Iconic boxer Mohamed Ali is severely deteriorating, says Ali’s former manager. 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 87 and a low of 74. For Miami-Dade, scattered thunderstorms with a high of 86 and a low of 74. For more information on these and other stories, visit caribbeannationalweekly.com. 

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