CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – APRIL 22, 2019

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. April 22, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean and its Diaspora for this Easter Monday morning, April 22, 2019:

Thou­sands of fans packed into the Queen’s Park Sa­van­nah Sunday afternoon to experience the Buju Banton concert.

T&T’s Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith, has said sorry to reggae singer Buju Banton after cops searched his room Saturday.

Connecticut financial adviser Gavin Hapgood has been charged with killing a Dominican hotel worker while on vacation in Anguilla.

At least 14 are dead from a landslide that struck on Sunday in south-western Colombia.

New shortages have reportedly hit Cuba, raising fears of a new economic crisis on the island.

Former Tampa Bay Rays minor league pitcher Braulio Lara died on Saturday morning due to a car accident in the Dominican Republic.

An accident Sunday afternoon at Vieux Fort in St. Lucia left one dead and one hospitalized.

The BVI has partnered with LIFElabs, a blockchain startup for a “Rapid Cash Response” in the event of an emergency.

The president of security firm IOSI, claims drug trafficking is keeping Venezuela’s President in power.

And many across the Caribbean are engaging in the tradition of kite flying which has become synonymous with Easter.