News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, FRIDAY, SEPT. 27, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean and its Diaspora for this Friday, September 27, 2019:
Slow to few relief supplies from government; no call back on temporary housing requests; mold; no power in some areas, iffy phone service; two grocery stores, closure of the island’s only ice and lumber companies and the need for generators are some of the issues residents of Grand Bahama Island are still facing weeks after Hurricane Dorian, News Americas has learnt.
Guyanese-born fund manager, Gina Miller again celebrated outside the U.K. Supreme Court in London this week after winning her latest victory against the government: a momentous ruling that Prime Minister Boris Johnson had unlawfully suspended Parliament.
Timothy Trybus, an older white Chicago-area man who was seen on a video in June berating a woman for wearing a shirt displaying the Puerto Rican flag, has been found guilty of a hate crime.
Several Caribbean leaders are set to address the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly today including the Prime Minister of the hurricane devastated islands of the Bahamas as well as the prime ministers of Barbados, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
A new hurricane, Hurricane Lorenzo, a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, could begin affecting portions of the Windwards Islands today.
Dallas County prosecutors rested their case against former cop Amber Guyger on Thursday, satisfied they’d proved she murdered 26-year-old St. Lucian immigrant Botham Jean on the trial’s fourth day.
The U.S. Census’ latest American Community Survey puts the estimated number of immigrants of West Indian ancestry, including Guyanese, in the US at just under 2.5 million. The majority are Haitians and Jamaicans.
Jamaican teen sprint sensation Briana Williams has been withdrawn from the Jamaican team to the 17th IAAF World Championships in Doha after she was given a public warning by the Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel this week.
And Petcurean, a leading Canadian pet food company, this week announced that together with distribution partners, Southeast Pet and Phillips Pet Food, they have donated 17,000 lbs of cat and dog food to a local pet shelter in the Bahamas to aid with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.