CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – JULY 2, 2019

The late Guyanese Robert "Bob" Collymore, CEO, Safaricom speaking at The 2017 Concordia Annual Summit at Grand Hyatt New York on September 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Riccardo Savi/Getty Images for Concordia Summit)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean, Latin America and their Diasporas for this Tuesday morning July 2, 2019:

The Caribbean born Kenya telecoms giant and CEO of Safaricom, Guyanese Robert ‘Bob’ Collymore, is dead after a battle with cancer at 61.

The Caribbean island of Saint Lucia on Monday recorded its 20th homicide for the year, which includes the killing of two police officers.

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Authorities in Barbados have called off the search for a Montclair couple who went there last week, but family members in New Jersey are still holding onto hope.

Jamaican born Reverend, Dr Rose Hudson-Wilkin, has been named as the new Bishop of Dover.

The US Coast Guard says it has interdicted 49 Haitian migrants approximately 21 miles northeast of Punta Maisi, Cuba. The migrants are set to be returned to Haiti.

Canada is warning its nationals to exercise a high degree of caution if travelling to Colombia due to violent protests, demonstrations and clashes.

Six suburbs in the Mexican city of Guadalajara were carpeted in a thick layer of ice after a heavy hailstorm Monday.

Brazilian drag queen, singer and songwriter, Pabllo Vittar made an appearance at San Francisco Pride Parade and took the stage for a riveting performance.

It will be a rumble in Phoenix, Arizona today as Haiti takes on Mexico for the first semi-final matchup of the 2019 Gold Cup competition.

The story of Jamaican nurse pioneer Mary Seacole will light up the silver screen next year in an upcoming biopic titled, “Seacole.”

And Jamaican American race car driver Natasha Chang has broken the Guinness World Record, making the fastest ascent up Doi Chang mountain in Thailand by car.