CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – JULY 15, 2019

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, MONDAY, JULY 15, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean, Latin America and their Diasporas for this Monday morning July 15, 2019:

USVI officials are reportedly planning a visit to the private Caribbean island of sex offender Jeffrey Epstein to assess environmental damage from illegal construction there.

Jamaican Andre Sean McDonald has now been changed with the murder of his wife Andreen McDonald after the remains of the missing woman were finally located.

Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette Clarke has slammed as “PURE FILTH” Donald Trump’s racially charged tweets against four elected congresswomen.

Puerto Rico’s chief financial officer and secretary of state have resigned following their participation in a private profanity laced chat.

The U.S. State Department has confirmed another American tourist death in the Dominican Republic, the 11th since June 2018.

At least four men believed to be from the BVI, St Kitts and T&T are in custody in St. Maarten after a 450 kilo cocaine bust there.

Cuba’s parliament has approved a new electoral law which calls for both a president and a prime minister but has no provision for a multiparty system.

Guyana’s coalition the APNU+AFC government has finally accepted it is an “interim” government on the heels of a CCJ order reaffirming its caretaker role.

The United States has extradited Colombia’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to face a prison sentence for embezzlement and illegal government contracting.

Guatemala’s President Jimmy Morales has postponed his visit to the White House where he and Donald Trump were expected to discuss a third country agreement.

And a St. Kitts and Nevis student in Taiwan, depressed after a failed love affair, was reportedly rescued from a cliff over the Pacific in Hualien County following a 17-hour standoff.

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