Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev participates in the wreath laying ceremony at the tomb of the Last Mambi (guerrilla Cuban independence soldier) in the Capitol of Havana, on October 3, 2019. - Medvedev told Cuba on Thursday it could rely on Moscow's support as he began a two-day visit, with Havana looking to shore up aid amid severe fuel shortages it blames on US sanctions. (Photo by Yamil LAGE / AFP) (Photo by YAMIL LAGE/AFP via Getty Images)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, FRIDAY, OCT. 4, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean and its Diasporas this Friday, Oct. 4, 2019:

Three Caribbean countries will again be excluded from the annual US green card or Diversity Visa lottery. They are the Dominican Republic Haiti and Jamaica.

More massive protest is expected in Haiti today including at the U.N. headquarters in Port-au-Prince, near the airport, adding to the over two weeks of deadly anti-government gatherings that have brought thousands to the streets of the capital to demand President Jovenel Moise step down.

Little Haiti, Florida-based Family Action Network Movement on Thursday denounced the Bahamian government’s decision to renew immigration enforcement and called on U.S. officials to act to support storm-ravaged immigrants on the islands.

Allison Jean, the mother of murdered St. Lucian immigrant, Botham Jean says she is proud of her younger son Brandt, who has faced criticism for hugging his brother’s killer at her sentencing Wednesday. “Your load is lighter,” Allison Jean wrote, adding: “Regardless of the views of the spectators, walk with God always.”

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, on a two-day- trip to Cuba, lambasted the Trump administration on Thursday for trying to create a “toxic atmosphere” around the island.

And Barbados has been named as one of the top 8 best islands in the world for 2020, the only Caribbean island to make the top 10 list from the Big 7 Travel editorial team.