CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – APRIL 2, 2019

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This is a Bahamas Press image of the damaged Royal Caribbean cruise ship.
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. April 2, 2019: Here are the top news headlines from the Caribbean and Latin America making news for this Tuesday morning, April 2, 2019:

Eight people were injured after a large construction crane fell on a Royal Carribean cruise ship Monday while the vessel was in dry dock in the Bahamas.

Antigua and Barbuda has reportedly turned down a citizenship request of Nirav Modi, the nephew of fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi.

Canada on Monday again updated its travel advisory on Haiti, warning all Canadians to avoid non-essential travel there.

The US has named 20 Caribbean nations as Major Money Laundering Jurisdictions in its latest International Narcotics Control Strategy Report.

The cruise director of a cruise ship visiting Guyana was attacked and robbed as he was returning to the ship Saturday.

A Tobago prisoner tried to escape custody Monday by jumping off the boat, the TT Spirit while it was still in harbour and trying to swim ashore.

The Government of Kuwait has cancelled some US$50.7 million in debt owed by Guyana from a loan taken in 1975.

Venezuela’s Nicholas Maduro has instituted plan to ration electricity as outages spur more protest.

Reggae legend Buju Banton wowed hundreds of fans in the Bahamas Saturday night with hits such as hits such as “Champion.”

And Bajan star Rihanna reportedly made a man at a London restaurant buy her a new platter of oysters after he stole one from her table.