Caribbean News Roundup For Friday Dec. 7, 2018

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FLASH BACK: Buju Banton performing during Guinness 8th Annual Reggae CariFest 2005 at Randalls Island in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jemal Countess/WireImage)

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 News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec. 7, 2018: Here are the top headlines making news from across the Caribbean for today, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.

 Buju Banton’s Father Counts Down To Release Of Son

As the countdown begins to the release from a US jail of reggae star, Buju Banton, born Mark Anthony Myrie, his father, is among those joyfully awaiting his return to Jamaica.

Benjamin Myrie shared his feelings with Loop News reporter Job Nelson ahead of the expected December 8th release of Banton from the McRae Correctional Institution in Georgia, USA.

Myrie, he said, will be even greater on his release and return to the island, and he expects him to continue his musical legacy that will catapult him to the pinnacle of the genre, similar to international reggae icon, Bob Marley. Continue Reading

Jamaican Cops Suspect Decomposing Body Could Be Missing British Photographer

A body found by Jamaican police in bushes close to the home of a British photographer is believed to be Barbara Findley, 58, from London. Findley disappeared on November 30, after traveling to the island to spend time with her family at her home in Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth. Continue Reading

FIU Bahamas Raised Student Arrested For Threatening Professor

A Florida Atlantic University student raised in the Bahamas was arrested last week for allegedly threatening to kill his professor for scheduling a 7am exam. Rafael Decomas was arrested by campus police on November 28 after an officer was “made aware” of a “concerning Twitter post” by the account @Ashelaniqua, according to a criminal affidavit. “Bey i gern (expletive) kill dis professor bey this is my confession to a premeditated murder,” Decomas allegedly wrote on Twitter last week. Continue Reading

Authorities Searching For Man Who Shipped Package Of Live Reptiles To Trinidad And Tobago

Authorities in Massachusetts are searching for a man who they say shipped a package filled with live reptiles from Dedham to Trinidad and Tobago earlier this year. The suspect declared the reptiles as “household appliances” when he mailed the package via FedEx in July, according to the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council. Continue Reading

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Shropshire Mother Jailed After Taking Sons To Antigua

A mother has been jailed for a year after illegally taking her two children from Shropshire to Antigua for six months. The woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, admitted abducting the seven and five-year-old boys and flying to the Caribbean. She flew against the order of a family court order, and without the permission of the boys’ school. Continue Reading

Tijuana’s Haitian Migrants Seen As Models For Caravan Members

Since more than 6,000 Central American migrants arrived to Tijuana this November, the city’s residents and politicians have lauded the Haitian community as an example of how to assimilate to life in Mexico. Continue Reading

Over 30 BVI Firemen Fall Sick

More than two dozen fire officers stationed at the hurricane-ravaged Virgin Islands Fire & Rescue headquarters in Road Town have fallen ill over the last 14 months. Continue Reading

Haitian Boy Gets ‘Miracle’ Treatment For Tumor 

A Haitian boy has received a life-saving treatment for a tumor after a series of miraculous encounters – with a Christian missionary, a Jewish doctor, and a Muslim family. Continue Reading

India Congress Accuses Government Of Allowing Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi To Flee

The Indian Congress this week accused the government of letting Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi, the accused in the PNB scandal, flee despite knowing their dirty dealings. Choksi has received citizenship in Antigua and Barbuda where he is currently living and has sued the government there which is under pressure from India to extradite him. Continue Reading

 

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