A look at some of the top stories making the news today, October 20, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Cutting oil must be major priory for the Caribbean, says State Department’s Special Envoy Amos Hochstein, who chaired the Caribbean Energy Security Initiative Task Force meeting held yesterday in Miami. In a special interview with CNW90, Hochstein says the U.S. will fully support the region in its efforts to withdrawal from fossil fuels.

Despite dramatic property tax rates increases across Broward County, City of Lauderdale Lakes holds off major hikes, with one of the county’s lowest increases at 2.3 percent. Lauderdale Lakes Commission rebuffed city Manager Kelvin Baker’s proposal for higher rates, instead choosing to cut the budget.

Seeking to empower residents in neighborhood safety, the Lauderhill police department, in association with Jamaica Ex-Police Association of South Florida, will be hosting a Community Safety and Assistance Training Forum on Saturday, 11 am, at the Lauderhill Police Department. Residents will learn more about what do to during burglaries and police stops.

West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels faces his third “suspect bowling action,” following complaints from match officials regarding his performance in last week’s Test against Sri Lanka. Samuels will be allowed to continue playing while the International Cricket Council reviews his case.

What’s trending:

Trinidad and Tobago track star Jehue Gordon unveils new fragrance line. 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 84 and a low of 75. For Miami-Dade, scattered showers with a high of 83 and a low of 74. For more information on these and other stories, visit caribbeannationalweekly.com.


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