A look at some of the top stories making the news today, July 20th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.
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Here’s a look at our top stories.

A Guyanese man has been sentenced to more than 21 years in federal prison for a multimillion-dollar Florida mortgage fraud scheme, in 3 counties including Miami-Dade. A federal judge ordered  56-year-old, Ravindranauth Roopnarine (ROOP-NA-RINE), to pay more than $9 million dollars in restitution to defrauded banks and lenders.

Florida Department of Health will offer free immunization shots at the Lauderhill Mall, from August 8 through 23.  According to health officials, skipping imminizations can lead to serious health issues. Many local  residents do not have access to a primary physician care and children must be up-to-date with their immunizations in order to register for school this Fall.

The South Florida Book Festival and Literary Conference is coming to the African American Research Library and Cultural Center. The festival kicks off this Friday with an evening VIP event, followed-by an full day of speakers and book-signings on Saturday, July 23rd.   The South Florida book Festival is sponsored by the Broward County Libraries Division and will feature international authors and bestsellers. Saturday’s event is free and open to the public.
In Sports,

Six members of the Jamaican track and field team, competing at the IAAF ( I-DOUBLE-A-F) Under 20 Championships, were tested on Monday morning when representatives from the World Anti-Doping Agency, showed up at their hostel.  Team leader, Ewan  Scott said testing by officials was expected  and usual activity.

In Trending news:

A resident of Clarendon, Jamaica bares a striking resemblence to and is often mistaken for record holding tennis player, Serena Williams.  After years of having people run through airports asking for photos and autographs, the Celebrity Look-alike, named Santana Sinclair, earned a spot on the Wendy Williams show this summer.
For todays weather forecast:
Scattered Thunderstorms in Broward County with a high of 90 and a low of 78. Scattered Thunderstorms in Miami-Dade, with a high of 90 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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