With a look at some of the top stories making the news today, October 27th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, for CNW 90, I’m Jahlisa Harvey.

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Here’s a look at our top stories:

Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke is urging Caribbean nationals in the US who want to file for immigration applications, to submit them before December 23 when several fees are set to increase. Congresswoman says her staff is ready to assist individuals with the status of pending applications as well as provide references to local organizations who assist in completing the application process and paperwork.

Donors are coming together for the pledge 2 build fundraising campaign where Jamaicans across the globe raise funds for their respective parishes. The fundraising period begins Tuesday, November 1, and runs through January 31, 2017. Before the “kick off” in Jamaica, there will be a series of Diaspora Launch Receptions including one this evening starting at 6 hosted by the Consul General to Miami, Franz Hall.

WhatsApp, the app many Caribbean Americans use to communicate with people overseas has rolled out the much-awaited video-calling feature available only to Android users. Customers can click on the calling button and choose between ‘Voice’ and ‘Video’ calling options.

In sports:

Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson on Yesterday broke the 50-metre breaststroke short course world record at the FINA World Cup tour in Japan. Atkinson won the event in 28 point 64 seconds, shaving 16 hundredths off the old record which was set by Jessica Hardy in 2009. This is Atkinson’s second world record as she is currently tied for the 100 meter breaststroke record.

Now, here’s what’s trending:

Today is International Creole Day, a day of learning about Haitian culture and embracing the Creole language. Atizan will be hosting an event tonight at the Caribbean Marketplace from 6 to 9 hoping to encourage everyone to join and learn about the Haitian culture.

For today’s weather forecast:

Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 83 and a low of 74. Cloudy in Miami-Dade, with a high of 81 and a low of 75.

For more information on these and other stories, visit Caribbean national weekly.com. Remember to pick up this week’s copy of our Caribbean National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean – American outlet.

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You’ve been watching CNW90, I’m Jahlisa Harvey.

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