A look at some of the top stories making the news today, September 21, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Lauderhill Police made a big breakthrough this weekend in the flakka scourge plaguing the city, following the recent arrest of 8 residents accused of being a part of the distribution ring. Authorities say the recent arrests will lead to more leads to curb the synthetic drug epidemic in Broward County.

Guyana’s Vice President Carl Greenidge is defending statements during his recent visit at the Florida Conference on Caribbean issues, as the Venezuelan government accuses Greenidge of attacking the Maduro administration over their current border dispute. In a public statement, Greenidge says he only commented on points of law at the conference, and that “Guyana will continue to pursue” its rights.

West Palm Beach will soon enjoy a window into The Bahamas thanks to new weekly radio show, The Scoop on The Bahamas,” premiering September 24th on 900 AM The Talk Radio Palm Beaches. Sponsored by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, the half-hour show will focus on heritage festivals and other cultural events on the island.

West Indies Cricket legend and former captain, Sir Vivian Richards, has given his blessing to the controversial appointment of 23-year-old Barbadian Jason Holder as Test captain, arguing that his youth could be a boon. Holder replaces Trinidadian Denesh Ramdin following the Cricket Board’s decision.

What’s trending:
Popular Jamaican novelist and Diaspora leader in Atlanta, Anthony Winkler, passed away this weekend. The awarded author was 73.
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For Today’s Weather Forecast:
Scattered Thunderstorms in Broward County with a high of 88 and a low of 73. For Miami-Dade, scattered thunderstorms with a high of 88 and a low of 73.
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