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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, FRIDAY, AUG. 16, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean and its Diaspora for this Friday morning August 16, 2019:

Donald Trump has nominated Caribbean-born law professor Richard E. Myers to be a federal judge in the Eastern District of North Carolina.

A native of Kingston, Jamaica, Myers was a Chancellors Scholar at the UNC School of Law, where he graduated with high honors in 1998. Upon graduation from law school, he clerked in Washington, D.C., for the Hon. David Sentelle on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and then entered private practice as a litigator for O’Melveny & Myers, LLP, in Los Angeles California. After two years with the White Collar Criminal Law and Environmental and regulatory Compliance Practice Group, he left private practice in January 2002 to become an Assistant United States Attorney in the Central District of California. In September, 2002, he transferred to the Eastern District of North Carolina in Raleigh, where he prosecuted white collar and violent crimes, and headed the district’s Violent Crimes Task Force for Wilmington and New Hanover and Pender Counties.
Myers joined the UNC Law School faculty in July 2004. He is a registered Republican and lives in Chapel Hill, NC.

A Dallas judge has delayed her decision on the defense’s request to move the trial of Amber Guyger, who shot and killed a St. Lucian immigrant, out of the city.

Suriname’s state-owned oil company is planning a bond sale next year to finance offshore oil exploration there.

Starbucks on Thursday opened its first store at Camana Bay in the Cayman Islands.

Arleigh Louison, a Grenadian immigrant is facing charges of running an immigration fraud scheme that included the filing of false statements with USCIS.

Belizean national and convicted felon, Santos Moreira is expected to be sentenced by a United States district judge to 18 months behind bars after copping a deal.

Puerto Rico born US Army Veteran Frances Santiago says she was told by a Florida homeowners association that it’s against the rules to fly a Puerto Rican flag outside her home.

U.S. Coast Guards have prevented a vessel occupied by 146 Haitian immigrants from entering the Turks And Caicos islands this week.

Jeffrey Epstein’s island in St. Thomas, USVI is attracting a lot of tourists and locals alike, as they try to take a closer look at the place nicknamed “Pedophile Island.”

And some 8,000 people are expected to attend a weekend performance by Jamaican born Grammy winning reggae superstar Buju Banton in Bermuda.

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