CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – AUG. 13, 2019

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, TUESDAY, AUG. 13, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean and Latin America for this Tuesday morning August 13, 2019:

FBI agents reportedly raided Jeffrey Epstein’s private island in the U.S.V.I. on Monday as the probe into his alleged sex trafficking ring continues despite his death.

Tullow Oil PLC sent its share price soaring on Monday amid news it has made a large oil discovery in Guyana.

The American Immigration Council has slammed the Trump administration for its new public charge rule, calling it “an attack on legal immigration.”

Trinidad and Tobago’s former Administration Minister Marlene McDonald has been hospitalized after being charged on seven charges related to corruption.

Brazilian prosecutors have moved to ban President Jair Bolsanaro’s son from becoming ambassador to the US.

Glen Simmonds, the executive director and co-founder of the annual Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival, has reportedly passed away in suddenly in Georgia.

A Bermuda woman has made history by becoming the oldest person alive on the island at 106. Congrats Winnie Childs.

Albert ‘Ali’ Ara, a Belize man accused of having sexual intercourse with a pig last month has been nabbed by police their.

Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson has already qualified for the 2020 Olympics with a second gold medal win at the FINA Swimming Gold Cup.

And Jamaican roots 11 year old Omari McQueen is already an entrepreneur, launching pop-up vegan restaurant Dipalicious from Aug. 17-24, 2019 in Croydon, UK.

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