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

Today’s news is brought to you by the Goldson Spine Rehabilitation Center, who reminds you, “After a car accident, call Goldson Spine!”

Here’s a look at our top stories.

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Gregory Harris, former Opa-locka Assistant Public Works Director, was charged Thursday in a wide-ranging FBI government corruption probe. Harris was brought up on conspiring with other officials to extort illegal payments from business owners seeking various licenses and permits.

Starting today, the Florida Department of Health is offering free immunizations for all children in order to get them ready for back-to-school. The Immunization program to be held at the Lauderhill Mall ends on Tuesday August 23.

Former lead vocalist with Black Uhuru, Mykal Rose, is  now a solo artist with the release of his new hit, Rasta State  from VP Records. His new album released on Friday, showcases conscious Jamaican reggae for his fans worldwide as well as rhythms from iconic producer King Jammy

In Sports,

Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson is in the women’s 100 meter breaststroke final at the Rio Olympics after finishing 4th in her semi-final last night. Atkinson made a time of 1:06.52 seconds. The event was won by American Lilly King. Atkinson who was also in 4th in the 2012 final, will enter tonight’s final with the joint fifth fastest time in the world.

Let’s take a look at whats trending

Jamaica’s sprinter and flag bearer, Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce won the ‘Gold’ medal with her opening ceremony hair-do according to Twitter. During the walk where team Jamaica entered the stadium, twitter was flooded with posts including one that read  ‘Jamaica’s flag bearer dyed her hair to match the flag, shut it down everyone, go home, she wins.”

For todays weather forecast:

Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 86 and a low of 77. Cloudy in Miami-Dade, with a high of 85 and a low of 80.

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.

Todays news is brought to you by the Goldson Spine rehabilitation Center, who reminds you, “After a car accident, call Goldson Spine!”

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