CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – APRIL 4, 2019

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Hundreds had protested outside the Home Office department in central London on May 05, 2018 in solidarity with the Windrush generation and against the impact of government's immigration policies. (Photo credit: Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, THURS. April 4, 2019: Here are the headlines making news from the Caribbean and Latin America for this Thursday morning, April 4, 2019:

The UK government will shell out up to £200m compensate immigrants, including from the Caribbean, in the Windrush scandal.

Two Jamaican nationals wanted in their home country to face a number of criminal charges have been deported by US ICE.

The US claims money laundering in Jamaica is primarily related to proceeds from illegal narcotics and weapons trafficking.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange is set to soon begin a trial of bitcoin and ether trades with help from Canadian fintech firm, Blockstation.

The UN’s human rights chief said Wednesday that Haiti now stands “at the crossroads between peacekeeping and development.”

Four of the five most dangerous cities in the world are in Mexico according to the Citizens’ Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice.

A bipartisan group of US senators on Wednesday introduced legislation to authorize $400 million in humanitarian aid to Venezuela.

Sebastian Gutmann, a German environmentalist is riding around the world on his self-made bamboo bike and was Belize this week.

For the first time ever, a 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup doubleheader is slated for Kingston, Jamaica on Monday, June 17, 2019.

And Caribbean based journalists are among those who can now apply for The 2019 Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship at the UN this fall.

 


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