A look at some of the top stories making the news today, December 24, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, I’m… for CNW 90.

Six South Florida high schools are ranked among the 100 best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Topping the list is the International Studies Charter High School in Miami, which ranks number 1 in Florida and the 13th best in the country. The best Broward school, Cypress Bay High in Weston, fell just short of 100, placing 206th

Broward County’s Homeless Initiative Partnership is calling for 200 volunteers for the 2016 Homeless Point-in-time County survey. The data collected will be used to assist in prioritizing housing and service resources for the homeless. The survey will run from Tuesday night, January 26th, through Thursday, January 28, 2016.

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The City of Miami Gardens has opened registration for their annual Winter Wonderland Camp, for children ages 5 to 12, at Norwood Park and Scott Park. The program, which include games, field trips, countless holiday entertainment, will be held from Monday, Dec 28 to Thursday, Dec. 31. Parents can register at the Betty T Ferguson Complex or the City’s Parks and Recreation office.

In sports, West Indies spinner Sunil Narine has been banned from participating in the NAGICO Super50 series to be played in Trinidad and Tobago and St Kitts in January. The West Indies Cricket Board has reportedly rejected a request from the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board to allow the off spinner to participate, despite being banned from bowling by the ICC due to illegal bowling action.

What’s trending:

Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz have fallen five places to 72nd in the latest FIFA Women’s world rankings. They rank 3rd in the Caribbean behind Trinidad and Tobago at 48 and Haiti at 68.

For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Mostly Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 83 and a low of 74. For Miami-Dade, mostly cloudy 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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