CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUND-UP – FEB. 27, 2019

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NYC Public Advocate-elect, Jumaane Williams.



News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Feb. 27, 2019: Here are the headlines making news from the Caribbean and Latin America for Weds. Feb. 27, 2019:

Caribbean American politician Jumaane Williams has been elected the new Public Advocate for New York City in Tuesday’s special election.

The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) headed by Andrew A Fahie, won Monday’s general election, winning eight of the 13 seats at stake in the BVI.

UNIVISION’s award-winning journalist Jorge Ramos and his team were deported from Venezuela Tuesday after being briefly detained.

It’s not just the US that is deporting Haitians. The Bahamas this week returned 112 Haitians to Haiti.

A Curacao refinery has received a court order requiring shippers to discharge a cargo of Venezuelan oil seized due to debts owed by PDVSA.

Proposals for a regional ferry service and easier security check-in for in-transit passengers are on the agenda of CARICOM Heads meeting in St. Kitts.

Over 6 millions Cubans have voted for a new constitution which will defend “socialism and the revolution.”

There are now over 5,000 Venezuelans in Guyana according to a National Multi-Sectoral Coordinating Committee there.

Rihanna has become the first black female designer to have a label as part of the LVMH conglomerate and its called Project Loud France.

And Lil’ Kim, Maya and Chilli are reportedly filming a new project in Barbados.