CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – JULY 17, 2019

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Maria Linoshka, wearing tape over her mouth reading "resignation" in Spanish, joins with other protesters demonstrating along a street leading to the Governors mansion as they call for Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello to step down on July 16, 2019 in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. The protesters are asking the governor to leave office after remarks that include derogatory terms against women and homophobic comments targeting singer Ricky Martin were leaked to the media from a private group chat. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean, Latin America and their Diasporas for this Wednesday morning July 17, 2019:

Everton Anthony Robinson, a Jamaican, is the latest Caribbean national added to the Interpol most wanted Red Notices list. The 49-year-old from St. Elizabeth, Jamaica is wanted for 1: Cruelty to a child; 2)Unlawful Wounding; 3) Common Assault; 4) Illegal Possession of Firearm and 5) Illegal Possession of Ammunition.

The Caribbean nation of Jamaica has had a whopping 726 murders since the start of 2019, its prime minister said Tuesday.

Tear gas was fired at protestors in Puerto Rico Tuesday as they called for Governor Ricardo Rosselló to step down on the heels of Chat Gate.

Only 4 of 191 Republican lawmakers supported a US House vote Tuesday to formally denounce Donald Trump’s recent tirade against four congresswomen of color.

A viewing for longtime Caribbean born tourism executive, Marie Walker, is set for today, Weds. July 17th from 5-9 p.m. at the Grace Funeral Chapel in Lauderhill, FL.

Guyana’s government and opposition met Tuesday and agreed on four individuals so far as a possible chair of the country’s Election Commission.

Fifty-six Haitians who entered the Turks and Caicos islands on sloops illegally this week will be sent back to Haiti.

Peru’s former President Alejandro Toledo has been arrested in the US in connection with taking $20m in bribes from the Brazilian construction company, Odebrecht.

And Rihanna has announced via ‘breaking news’ on Instagram that she will again in attendance at this year’s Crop Over 2019 in Barbados.

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