A look at some of the top stories making the news today, August 10th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

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Here’s a look at our top stories.

A candidate forum ended dramatically yesterday when State House candidate Patricia Hawkins-William fell of the stage at the Sunrise Civic Center. Hawkins who sustained a mild concussion, briefly lost consciousness. However, she was awake when paramedics came to her rescue. She was then taken to the Broward Health Medical Center for observation.

The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Keith Rowley, underwent medical tests at a hospital in Miami on Monday amid widespread speculation by opposition parliamentarians that he is serious ill.  However the 66 year old Prime Minister  who is on a  two week vacation has negated rumors, saying that the procedure is routine.

The City of Sunrise will host its free Back to school round up on Saturday – ahead of the start of the new academic year. The end of summer event to be held at the Sunrise Civic Center, is open to all members of the community.

In Sports,

The television broadcast rights for West Indies’ Twenty20 series against India in Florida later this month, has been sold to Mumbai-based media company, Star India. Yesterday, the Indian Cricket Board, announced that a tender was put out for the series and following an evaluation, Star India was selected. For the first time in history, India will play international games on US soil when they take on reigning T20 World championships – the West Indies on August 27 and 28 at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in Fort Lauderdale.

Let’s take a look at what’s trending

Usain Bolt has indicated his intent to break his 200 meter world record of 19.19 seconds that was set at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. At a press conference in Rio yesterday, Bolt encouraged spectators to witness as he makes history in track and field – scheduled to begin on Friday.

For today’s weather forecast:

Mostly cloudy in Broward County with a high of 92 and a low of 77. Partly cloudy in Miami-Dade, with a high of 89 and a low of 79.

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

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