A look at some of the top stories making the news today, October 5, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Speaking at the recent City of Miramar State of the City address, Mayor Wayne Messam announced several infrastructural projects, include developments for Miramar historical East district. Messam says these plans are part of the city’s efforts to boost its business competitiveness.

Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, has been confirmed keynote speaker for the 17th annual Eric William Memorial Lecture series at Florida International University, set for Friday, October 23. Dr. Gonsalves will speak on the Caribbean region’s role in renewing U.S. Cuba Relations.

Reggae legend and Third World band founder, Willie Stewart, heated up the state with fellow Caribbean-American artists at this weekend’s Duende Concert Series, celebrating Broward County’s Centennial anniversary. Established stars and budding talents joined Stewart on stage, including his percussion ensemble from Somerset Academy of Central Miramar.

Dynamic Taekwondo Duo, Trini-Americans Brandon and Melissa Joseph won gold and silver
respectively at the recent Taekwondo Grand Prix 8 tournament in Sarasota Florida. Both Brandon and Melissa, who is Trinidad’s Olympic hopeful, will next compete in the Trinidad and Tobago Taekwondo Open October 9 in Port of Spain.

What’s trending:
South and central islands in The Bahamas are in recovering mode as Hurricane Joaquin, one of the strongest storms on record, heads for Bermuda.
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For Today’s Weather Forecast:
Partly Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 87 and a low of 72. For Miami-Dade, partly cloudy with a high of 87 and a low of 72.
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