A look at some of the top stories making the news today, September 8, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Despite public protest over the appointment, Opa Locka commission has finalized Steve Shiver as city manager, voting in approval 3 to 2. Shiver has been criticized for his mismanagement of millions in tax dollars assigned for rebuilding Homestead after Hurricane Andrew. Opa Locka is currently laboring under a $500,000 deficit.

FBI agents are asking the public to report any information regarding the recent bank robbery of a Chase Bank Branch in Miramar last Saturday. This incident joins a slew of recent bank hold-ups across Broward County, though no official connections between crimes have been made.

The Guyana Diaspora in South Florida will have a chance to field their questions and concerns at a special town hall meeting with Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge. The event is set for this Thursday, starting 7:30 p.m. at Tropics Restaurant in Pembroke Pines.

In sports, despite the sticker shock over Raheem Sterling’s record-breaking 63 million pound contract with Manchester City FC, a new report says the Jamaican-born player is well worth the money. Using an algorithm, CIES Football Observatory values the footballer closer to 95.1 million pounds.

What’s trending:

Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has broken Merlene Ottey’s 100 meters record with a new time of 10.98 seconds at the Atletica Mondiale meeting in Padua.

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For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Scattered Thunderstorms in Broward County with a high of 90 and a low of 78. For Miami-Dade, scattered thunderstorms with a high of 91 and a low of 77.

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