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CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – Oct. 11, 2019

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, FRIDAY, OCT. 11, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean and its Diasporas this Friday, Oct. 11, 2019:

Just when you thought social media was moving to stamp out fake news, ‘RihannaIsJamaican’ began trending on Twitter, much to the angst of Bajans and the amusement of Jamaicans.

Hundreds of people turned out this week for the funeral of 100-year-old war veteran from Jamaica, ex-RAF serviceman Oswald Dixon, who had no family in the UK, after a plea from his care home in Manchester, UK.

Many are voicing shock after Oliver George, 26, the son of a UK millionaire who flashed a fake gun when a barman refused to serve him prosecco won’t face justice for two months — because he and his family were due to visit Barbados.

The Dutch Caribbean Island of Aruba is planning to look for new investors in Houston after negotiating an early end to a troubled contract with Citgo to restore and operate a long-idled refinery.

The opposition in Haiti has announced more protest demonstrations for today, October 11 through Oct. 17th, including in the vicinity of the U.S. Embassy.

And the U.S. State Department on Thursday took time out to extend congratulations to the people of Curacao on Curacao Day, which was marked on Oct. 10, 2019.

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