A look at some of the top stories making the news today, October 7, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

The Bahamas Consulate General in Miami has launched an emergency appeal to South Florida to help residents in Bahamas following Hurricane Joaquin. The storm caused extensive flooding and left hundreds homeless across Long Island, Exuma, and San Salvador. The public is asked to contact the Consulate for details on current drives.

Highlighting business opportunities in Jamaica, the Jamaica USA Chamber of Commerce will host the Jamaican Business Expo and Global Trade Forum, set for October 8 and 9th in Miami. Special features include a “Shark Tank” Investment Forum, Business Matchmaker, and keynote address from Earl Jarrett, General Manager of Jamaica National Building Society.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the City of Miami Gardens invites residents to nominate the survivor in their lives for a spot in their annual Survivor’s Retreat on October 10. To submit, upload a short video on Instagram or Facebook explaining why your #PinkCitySurvivor should win, and tag @CityofMiamiGardens or post on the city’s page.

Two all-star cricket teams, captained by Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne, are set to tour the United States in November for a special Twenty20 series. A bid to boost cricket’s popularity in the US, the series will feature cricket legends such as Brian Lara, Ricky Ponting and Michael Vaughan. The tour will play at major baseball stadiums in New York, Houston and LA.

What’s trending:
Jamaican Opposition members walk out of Parliament over heated debate to build a prison for convicted UK deportees.
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For Today’s Weather Forecast:
Scattered Thunderstorms in Broward County with a high of 87 and a low of 73. For Miami-Dade, scattered thunderstorms with a high of 88 and a low of 71.
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