Today is Friday, December 9 and we’re taking a look at some of the top stories making the news across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, For CNW90, I’m Jahlisa Harvey

The news today is brought to you by Grace Aloe, Aloe Vera Drink, Refreshingly Delicious.

Here’s a look at our top stories:

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Guy Philippe, a former coup leader, has won a seat in the Senate according to preliminary results from the November 20 presidential and legislative elections. Philippe, a former police officer, who is wanted by the US Drug Enforcement Administration for alleged cocaine trafficking and money laundering, defeated all other candidates in the second round of elections for the south-western Grand Anse region.

Top rated Jamaican comedians, Maxwell Grant known for his lead role as Bashy in the Bashment Granny series, and Joshua Tomlin will headline the Variety show, ‘Entertainment Time’. The event will be held at Coral Springs High School this Sunday, and includes performances by leading gospel entertainer Peninsylin, comedian actress Miss P and the Basie Dave Band.

“I Am Bolt”, the movie showcasing Usain Bolts sporting achievements premiered this week in Jamaica. Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Juliet Holness, athletes Elaine Thompson and Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce were among the celebrities to join Bolt on the black carpet for the event which was hosted by Digicel.

In Sports:

Trinidad and Tobago has hired Belgian Tom Saintfiet as its new head coach. Saintfiet replaces Stephen Hart who guided the Soca Warriors to quarterfinal finishes in both the 2013 and 2015 Gold Cups, but was fired after a pair of losses to begin the Hexagonal matches.

Now, here’s what’s trending:

Two women are wanted in the heavily Caribbean populated cities of Miramar, Pembroke Pines and West Park after kidnapping and forcing people to withdraw money from nearby ATM’s. One women is reported to have gold teeth and the other has a tattoo of a cross on her ring finger.

For today’s weather forecast:

Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 74 and a low of 67. Cloudy in Miami-Dade, with a high of 74 and a low of 68.

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. Today’s news is brought to you by Grace Aloe. Aloe Vera drink, Refreshingly Delicious.”

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

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