Caribbean News Roundup For Tuesday Dec. 111, 2018
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Dec. 111, 2018: Here are the top headlines making news from across the Caribbean for today, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.
Trump’s AG Pick Used Guantanamo Bay To Hold Thousands Of Haitian Refugees
William Barr, Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, oversaw a program that sent some 12,000 Haitian asylum seekers to Guantanamo Bay. After operating for about 18 months, the detention system was forcibly ended by a judge in 1993, but Barr defended the practice as recently as 2001.
At the time, Barr was serving as attorney general for President George H.W. Bush, and a military coup in Haiti had led to mass executions that targeted thousands of supporters of the overthrown leader. The bloodshed sent thousands of Haitians fleeing to Florida to seek asylum. Continue Reading
Caribbean Airlines Robbed By Fake Security At Piarco
A man dressed as a security guard from a prominent security firm robbed Caribbean Airlines of a large sum of money when he “collected” a money bag from the Caribbean Airlines counter at Piarco International Airport on Monday. Police, according to the Trinidad Express, said the bag contained close to TT$100,000 and the man went up to the counter after 11 am pretending to be the security officer who had arrived to collect cash from sales.
CAL officials made a report to the Piarco Police Station at about 1 pm.
CAL head of Corporate Communications Dionne Ligoure confirmed that “an undisclosed sum of money was unlawfully removed from the Piarco International Airport by a man purporting to be a G4S Security Officer.”
Nicki Minaj’s New Man Is A Registered Sex Offender
Trinidad-born rapper, Nicki Minaj, has a new man but its his registered sex offender status that has the 36-year-old defensive. Kenneth “Zoo” Petty, who is a registered sex offender in New York, seemed to be celebrating with Minaj in Turks & Caicos over the as she marked her 36th birthday. Continue Reading
Drake’s In The Turks & Caicos
Rapper Drake is also on a Caribbean vacation like Nicki Minaj. Both are in the Turks & Caicos islands -though separately. The rapper gave fans a sneak peak at his owl tattoo. Check it out here.
England Is Coming To The West Indies This January
The English cricket squad is coming to the Caribbean this January 2019 for a face-off with the West Indies cricket team. The full tour is as follows:
Jan 15-16, 2019, Warm-up match, Barbados
Jan 17-18, Warm-up match, Barbados
Jan 23-27: 1st Test, West Indies v England, Barbados
Jan 31-Feb 4: 2nd Test, West Indies v England, Antigua
Feb 9-13: 3rd Test, West Indies v England, St Lucia
Feb 17: Warm-up match, Barbados
Feb 20: 1st ODI, West Indies v England, Barbados
Feb 22: 2nd ODI, West Indies v England, Barbados
Feb 25: 3rd ODI, West Indies v England, Grenada
Feb 27: 4th ODI, West Indies v England, Grenada
March 2, 5th ODI, West Indies v England, St Lucia
March 5: 1st IT20, West Indies v England, St Lucia
March 8: 2nd IT20 West Indies v England, St Kitts and Nevis
March 10: 3rd IT20 West Indies v England, St Kitts and Nevis
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