CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – APRIL 26, 2019

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Ravi Ragbir, Executive Director of New Sanctuary Coalition leaving ICE Court accompanied by elected officials - The New Sanctuary Coalition called for a mobilization of community members and allies to gather for a Jericho Walk around the Federal Building at 26 Federal Plaza on January 28, 2019. (Photo by Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 26, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean and its Diasporas for this Friday morning, April 26, 2019:

Caribbean born immigration activist, Ravi Ragbir, has won another reprieve from US deportation.

Troy Thomas, a Queens murder suspect who went into hiding in Guyana has been extradited to New York to face justice for a 2011 murder.

U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, made an impromptu visit to Haiti this week and added her voice to those concerned about gang-related violence.

A video from 1986 has surfaced showing presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders praising late communist ruler Fidel Castro.

An Indian man has been jailed in the US for smuggling people from India through other countries, including Belize.

Jamaican roots Democratic Presidential candidate, Wayne Messam, has raised a mere 43,000 so far according to FEC filings.

While many countries are moving to legalize marijuana, Guyana’s police was busy destroying a ganja farm at Linden.

A man originally from Fort Erie has been killed in the Dominican Republic, in what his mother says was a robbery in the middle of the night.

Jamaica has topped the Caribbean region for Press Freedom according to the 2019 Index.

And Team Jamaica Bickle enters the 25th years of service to Caribbean athletes at the Penn Relays.

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