CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – AUG. 15, 2019
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, THURSDAY, AUG. 15, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean and Latin America for this Thursday morning August 15, 2019:
Canada is urging nationals to avoid non-essential travel to Haiti while warning them to exercise a high degree of caution if travelling to 6 Caribbean countries. The six include Belize, The Bahamas, Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and the Dominican Republic.
A federal court judge in New Hampshire has ruled that Jeff Beaubrun, a Haitian immigrant who says he fled politically-motivated attacks in his homeland can remain.
A GoFundMe has been set up to raise money to fly home the body of a British mother who was murdered in Barbados after being doused in a flammable liquid and set on fire.
Two Colombian nationals and one Belizean were on Wednesday sentenced in the US for their roles in an international maritime cocaine trafficking conspiracy.
13 US states have sued the Trump administration over the new immigration rule that will make it tougher for immigrants to gain legal status over public benefits.
Six police officers in Mexico City have been suspended as part of investigations into the alleged rape of two teenage girls earlier this month.
A Jamaican immigrant family who own One Love Cuisine in Sandford, Maine is helping to feed the city’s homeless population with free meals.
Despite reaching 240 for 7 in their 50 overs, the West Indies again lost to India in their third and final One Day International match-up in Trinidad.
And The Museum of Haitian National Pantheon has welcomed the autopsy report of Haitian revolutionary Toussaint L’Ouverture into its collection.