Caribbean News Roundup For Wednesday Dec. 12, 2018

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Protesters and pedestrians flee tear gas thrown by the Haitian police during a march through the streets of Port-au-Prince, on November 23, 2018, to demand the resignation of the President of Haiti, Jovenel Moise. (Photo credit: HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Dec. 12, 2018: Here are the top headlines making news from across the Caribbean for today, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018.

Americans Warned To Avoid Holiday Travel To Haiti

U.S. citizens considering travel to Haiti are being advised to “reconsider.” The State Department’s travel advisory level remains at 3, and Americans are being asked to “review their personal safety and security plans.” The news comes as hundreds of protesters flooded the streets of Port-au-Prince again Sunday in the latest in a series of anti-corruption protests that also saw renewed calls for President Jovenel Moise to step down. Continue Reading

Another Earthquake Rattles Three Caribbean Nations

Is the big one coming? Another earthquake measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale last evening rattled three Caribbean cities. According to the UWI Seismic Research Center, the quake struck at 9 p.m. at 224 km ENE of Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, 255 km E of Saint John’s, Antigua and Barbuda and 257 km NE of Roseau, Dominica. It was the latest quake in the region this week, with a 3.8 occurring on Sunday, Dec. 9th and another on Dec. 7th near St. Kitts.

Long Island Man Wants Answers After Wife’s Mysterious Death In The Turks And Caicos

The grieving husband of a Long Island, NY woman mysteriously killed in on vacation in Turks and Caicos is still desperate for answers two months after her death. Marie Kuhnla, 61, of Long Island, was found dead in the bushes near the Club Med Resort where she was staying on Oct. 16, prompting a murder investigation, the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force said at the time. Continue Reading

No Sex Party In Trinidad Says Minister

The National Security Minister in Trinidad and Tobago insists there will be no sex party on the island after reports that an event carded as a ‘Sex Island Party’ will take place at an island off of the North of Trinidad. “I have asked law enforcement and Immigration to monitor this and to make it known that such an event and the suggested illegal actions to take place will NOT be tolerated by Trinidad and Tobago,” the minister was quoted as saying. Continue Reading

US Recruitment On For Belize Teachers 

A US recruitment firm is reportedly in Belize trying to recruit teachers from the island to come to the US. Participate is recruiting teachers from Belize to work in schools in the United States for 3 to 5 years and expand their professional capacities in the next school year, beginning in August 2019. Continue Reading

Here’s What Democrats Are Saying About That Public Charge Rule

Democratic lawmakers in Congress, including those in the Congressional Black Caucus, are among those slamming the Trump administration’s public charge rule targeted at immigrants. The CBC said the proposal would racially discriminate against black immigrants and fly in the face of Congress’ intentions when it decided against adding provisions to a 1996 immigration law that would have required the government to consider use of public assistance programs in weighing applications for immigration benefits.

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“The proposed rule would cause major harm to immigrants, their families, state and local governments, health care providers, and numerous other parties throughout the nation,” said the caucus, led by Chairman Cedric L. Richmond, D-La. Continue Reading

FC Cincinnati Picks Jamaica International

Major League Soccer’s newest club FC Cincinnati continued to take shape on Tuesday when they selected D.C. United forward, Jamaican Darren Mattocks, with the first pick in the expansion draft. The 28-year-old Jamaica international scored a career-high 10 goals this season to help United reach the MLS playoffs. Continue Reading

West Indies Bounce Back To Level ODI Series

The West Indies bounced back to beat Bangladesh Tuesday and send their one-day international series to a decider. Thanks in large part to Opener Shai Hope, who smashed an unbeaten 146 for the West Indies. The third and final match is on Friday back at Sylhet. Continue Reading

Miami Dolphins Quarterback Using Stem Cells At Cayman Islands Hospital

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has been in undergoing a bone marrow aspiration in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, to help his body heal. Essentially the procedure allows for the drawing out of some of your stem cells and then injecting them into injuries to help expedite healing. Continue Reading

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