CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – APRIL 23, 2019

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. April 23, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean and its Diaspora for this Tuesday morning, April 23, 2019:

The Caribbean nation of Jamaica has recorded a murder rate of 406 in just 110 days of 2019, officials say.

An investigating judge has cleared Haiti President Jovenel Moise of any involvement in a money laundering case.

New York State has halted the ability of US federal immigration officials to arrest immigrants in state courthouses without warrants.

A 49-year-old man in Guyana has been arrested for allegedly raping his 8-year-old niece who was left in his care by her mother.

157 people in Trinidad and Tobago have been murdered so far this year.

Eastern Caribbean govts are rushing to save cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT.

As Jamaica looks to cash in on cannabis, Rastafarians fear being left out, according to a new Reuters report.

Jamaica extended its uninterrupted dominance of the CARIFTA Games, collecting collected 36 gold medals.

The countdown is on to the April 25th St. Maarten Carnival celebration concert featuring Ashanti, Keyshia Cole and Ja Rule.

Trinidad born rapper Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown are heading on tour this summer.

And Dancing with the Stars Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson are honeymooning in St. Lucia, a week after their wedding.