CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUND UP – MARCH 8, 2019

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Paul Manafort reads a statement to the sentencing judge on Mar. 7, 2019. (CNN image)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Mar. 8, 2019: Here are the headlines making news from the Caribbean and Latin America for today, Friday, March 8, 2019:

Former Trump Chairman Paul Manafort, who had hid millions in income in accounts in the Caribbean, gets off easy with a shocking 47 months in jail.

A U.S. court judge on Thursday ruled that immigrants can challenge quick deportations in federal court.

Michael Braithwaite, a UK immigrant from Barbados says the Windrush scandal has devastated his life and changed him as a person.

Guyana’s Opposition Leader says he will inform CARICOM and the OAS about the deteriorating political situation there.

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A Trinidad security officer out on bail for allegedly raping a teenager, appeared before the court yesterday charged with the rape of the same child.

PAHO says that half the deaths of people between 10-24 years in the Americas are due to homicides, road traffic crashes and suicides.

Richard Edwards, a Coast Guard officer named in a murder attempt on the gay friend of Trinidad chief justice, has been found dead.

Two Caribbean nationals are challenging a Haitian American commissioner for her seat in Miramar, FL on March 13th.

Michael Bloomberg will join Bermuda Premier David Burt in a “fireside chat” on march 21st in NYC.

And Temptation Caribbean Cruise line has launched an adults-only voyage that’s Is Straight Out of Fifty Shades of Grey — Red Room included.

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