CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – AUG. 29, 2019

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St. Thomas as Hurricane Dorian passed through on Aug. 28, 2019. (St. John Source image/Twitter)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, THURSDAY, AUG. 29, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean and Latin America for this Thursday morning August 29, 2019:

Hurricane Dorian slammed into St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands Wednesday as a Category One storm, creating some power outages on the island and neighboring St. John but mostly sparing it of major damages.

Flooding was also being reported across the Islands of St. Thomas and St. John while the storm also downed trees and capsized yachts at the St. Thomas Yacht Club.

Some power outages were also reported in the British Virgin Islands and the Puerto Rican islands of Vieques and Culebra, but they managed to avoid the brunt of the storm as well.

Some power outages were also reported in the British Virgin Islands and the Puerto Rican islands of Vieques and Culebra, but they managed to avoid the brunt of the storm as well.

The future of a 16-year-old boy from Central Trinidad found in a detention center in Syria is in limbo as the government in T&T still ponders how to deal with nationals and their families who joined ISIS.

Republican Joe Walsh, who wants to challenge Donald Trump for the Presidency, has doubled down on a prior comment that “Haiti is a shithole.”

The ‘Trump of The Tropics,’ Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro, now says several South American countries will meet to discuss a coordinated response to the fires ravaging the Amazon on September 6th.

The mother of aspiring actress, Desiree Gibbon, who was murdered in Jamaica in 2017, has started a GoFundMe to to hire a prominent private investigator, TJ Ward, who worked on the Natalee Holloway case in Aruba.

And almost 140 artists including Trinidad born rapper Nicki Minaj have signed a new letter supporting Planned Parenthood’s new initiative #BandsOffMyBody.

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