A look at some of the top stories making the news today, September 10, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Florida Senator Chris Smith joins the recent slew of former state representatives returning to county politics after their terms expire. Smith has confirmed his candidacy for Broward County’s District 9, long held by Dale Holness. Holness is currently the only Caribbean-American serving on the county’s commission.

Responding to public concerns over local policing, Miami officials have presented plans to introduce 40 new officers trained in cultural sensitivity, starting in October. Advocates however argue economic development rather than more police personnel is needed in the department’s targeted District 5 neighborhoods of Little Haiti and Overtown.

It’s another Jamaican school alumni face-off this weekend, as the best alumni soccer player from Wolmer’s School and Campion College compete in their 5th annual Reunion Soccer: Wolmer’s vs. Campion, set for Saturday, starting 2:30 pm at the Central Broward Regional Park. Proceeds will be donates to the two schools.

In sports, Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson have reached an out-of-court settlement with the company that sold them a banned substance which led to their suspensions from the track. They sued Dynamic Life Nutrition LLC for selling them supplement tainted with banned Epiphany D1, which was not listed on the label.

What’s trending:

New Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Keith Rowley, was officially sworn into office yesterday at Queen’s Hall in Post-of-Spain.

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For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Scattered Thunderstorms in Broward County with a high of 88 and a low of 77. For Miami-Dade, scattered thunderstorms with a high of 90 and a low of 77.

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