CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – JULY 31, 2019

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean and Latin America for this Wednesday morning July 31, 2019:

Canada is again warning nationals to avoid non-essential travel to Haiti and to exercise a high degree of caution if travelling to the Dominican Republic.

Guyana drug lord Roger Khan, who was released from a US prison almost one month ago, is expected to be back in Guyana within the next two to three weeks.

The Caribbean island of St Kitts and Nevis has formally recognised State of Palestine as a free, independent and sovereign state.

The embattled Abraaj Group, undergoing provisional liquidation in the Cayman Islands, has been slapped with hundreds of millions of dollars in fines by the Dubai FSA.

Pernell Brangman, a Bermuda man who committed a string of sex offences against a ten-year-old girl more than two decades ago will spend the next 12 years of his life in prison.

Several church leaders in Barbados are urging the government not to change the Sexual Offences Act, despite a human rights challenge two gay and one trans-Barbadians.

Aphria’s subsidiary Marigold Projects Jamaica Limited has received a retail Herb House licence from Jamaica’s Cannabis Licensing Authority to open its first store in Kingston, Jamaica.

MLS team, the Swope Park Rangers of Kansas, has signed Jamaican defender Rennico Clarke to its team.

Police investigating rape allegations against Brazilian football player Neymar say they have closed the case due to a lack of evidence.

And it looks like Trinidad and Tobago rap star Nicki Minaj could tie the knot soon. She and boyfriend Kenneth “Zoo” Petty have reportedly obtained a marriage license in California.