CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – Sept. 17, 2019

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Rev. Franklin Graham of Samaritan's Purse, visisted Grand Bahama on Monday, Sept. 16, to oversee the organization's medical relief efforts on the island nation ravaged by Hurricane Dorian in early September. (Samaritan's Purse image)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, TUESDAY, SEPT. 17, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean and Latin America this Tuesday, September 17, 2019:

Will Guyana become the next oil capital of the world? Exxon Mobil says it has made another discovery offshore of Guyana, increasing its potential resource base to more than 750,000 barrels of oil a day offshore by 2025.

Sarah Ransome, a victim of Jeffrey Epstein, claimed she tried to swim across shark-infested waters to escape his notorious “Paedo Island” in the USVI after suffering multiple rapes.

The National Hurricane Center says Humberto, the third hurricane of the season, could pass near Bermuda tomorrow night into Thursday morning.

A newly formed Haitian advocacy group says it has forwarded the names of more than 300 people listed as missing from shanty towns in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian in Abaco, Bahamas.

The Abaco Club on Winding Bay has raised US $1,4 million of its US $3 million goal to help the people of Abaco including setting up a mobile medical clinic.

Two of the five boys involved in the attack on 17-year-old Dominica national Jahhym Azoo, have been charged with wounding with intent to murder.

A British couple arrested on a luxury cruise ship with almost £1 million worth of cocaine has blamed a mystery Jamaican businessman called Lee.

Mexican national Roberto Rodriguez-Espinoza, 37, has become the 8th person to die in ICE custody in fiscal year 2019.

US ICE has deported 121 migrants back to their country of origin – El Salvador, after they were arrested for crimes such as domestic violence and driving under the influence of alcohol.

Caribbean born star Rihanna’s late arrival and texting at the Broadway show ‘Slave Play’ has sparked a a larger conversation about theater etiquette.

Jamaican roots retired four-star U.S. Army General, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff and 65th U.S. Secretary of State, Colin Powell, will accept the Legend in Leadership Award of the Yale Chief Executive Leadership Institute on September 18th.

And Athlete Cameron Bellamy made history this past weekend, becoming the first person to complete a 100-mile swim from Barbados to Saint Lucia.

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