Messi sentenced to 21 months after guilty tax fraud verdict

first_imgA look at some of the top stories making the news today, July 7th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.Here’s a look at our top stories.Free-agent guard Dwyane Wade will return to his childhood home after agreeing to a two-year, 47.5 million dollar deal with the Chicago Bulls. This sudden move ends Wade’s 13-year stay with the Miami Heat.The Ministry of Social Protection will be putting measures in place that could affect the Guyanese Diaspora in South Florida wanting to access the Guyanese ‘Old Age pension’. Minister Volda Lawrence described it as ‘double dipping’, stating that people wanting to collect on the pension will have to be living in Guyana for a minimum of two years consecutive to the time they are filing for the pension.International hit song ‘Purple Rain’ by international icon Prince, will be getting a new reggae flair. Kemar McGregor, a Miami based producer, has recently secured the rights from Prince’s estate to release a new version of the global hit. The reggae remix is set to officially make its debut on July 22 from music label FM Records.In Sports, Chris Gayle once again proved his status as the greatest T20 batsman of all time as he helped the Jamaica Tallawahs to victory against the Trinbago Knight Riders In their Hero CPL match on Monday, at the Queens park Oval in Trinidad. The Tallawahs skipper smashed a world recored 18th T-20 century  scoring 108 not out to take his team home with seven wickets to spare. The Tallawahs will battle against the Knight Riders again tonight at 7pm eastern standard time.Here’s a look at what’s Trending: Soccer player Leonel Messi and his father may have to serve 21 months in prison and pay up to 2.2 million dollars in fines after being found guilty of 3 counts of tax fraud. The sentence, however, can be appealed through the Spanish supreme court and if granted, can be served under probation with no jail time.For todays weather forecast:Partly cloudy in Broward County with a high of 93 and a low of 77. Partly Cloudy as well in Miami-Dade, with a high of 92 and a low of 80.For more information on these and other stories, visit Remember to pick up this week’s copy of our Caribbean National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean – American outlet.last_img

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