CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – AUG. 8, 2019

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EL PASO, TEXAS - AUGUST 07: Miguel de Anda, born and raised in El Paso, holds a sign reading 'Trump Not Welcome Here' at a protest against President Trump's visit following a mass shooting, which left at least 22 people dead, on August 7, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. Trump is scheduled to visit the city today. A 21-year-old white male suspect remains in custody in El Paso which sits along the U.S.-Mexico border. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean and its Diaspora and Latin America for this Thursday morning August 8, 2019:

The Canadian government is again warning nationals to exercise a high degree of caution if travelling to the twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

Repsol has handed UK player Peterson a deal to be the main logistics contractor for the Spanish major’s upcoming wildcat on the Kanuku block off Guyana.

Gov. Wanda Vázquez has been sworn in as the third governor of Puerto Rico in a week after the island’s Supreme Court booted out the man who declared himself governor last week.

The University of the West Indies and the University of Glasgow have signed a USD 24 million plus agreement on slavery reparations.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) officially opened its embassy in Taiwan today.

Cayman Airways Limited is struggling to meet flight demands as its two brand new Boeing Max 8s remain grounded.

St Lucia’s government has given the nod to the re-establishment of a marijuana commission to consult and provide advice on the design of a legislative framework.

Mexico says it will try to extradite the El Paso shooter to face terrorism charges there.

Fresh from a 0-3 loss in the T20 International matches, the West Indies cricket squad will face India in the ODI’s beginning today in Guyana.

And Grammy winning Jamaican born reggae star, Shaggy has been cast as Sebastian in Disney’s The Little Mermaid Live musical set for ABC on Nov. 5th.

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