CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – JUNE 13, 2019

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Mayor Wayne Messam may not be on the debate stage of the Democrats come June 26th and 27th. (Twitter image)
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News Americas, NEW YORK,NY, THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean, Latin America and their Diasporas for this Thursday morning June 13, 2019:

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Jamaican American Miramar Mayor and US Democratic Presidential hopeful, Wayne Messam, looks like he will be out of the first two debates come June 26th and June 27th.

The ACLU has alleged that U.S. Coast Guards detained and abused four Jamaican fishermen after accusing them of drug smuggling. A lawsuit filed against the Coast Guard Wednesday said the men – Robert Dexter Weir, Patrick Wayne Ferguson, Luther Fian Patterson, and David Roderick Williams – were chained to decks, and then sailed straight into a hurricane. The ACLU’s complaint alleged further that the Coast Guard officers, none of them named in the document, forced the four men to strip and wear paper-thin coveralls, gave them a metal bucket to defecate in, and refused to give them so much as a tarp for shelter as Hurricane Maria bore down on them in 2017. A Coast Guard spokesman says the agency’s officers saw the men get rid of numerous packages of marijuana, and that the officers later recovered some 600 pounds of the drug.

The alleged gunman in the David Ortiz shooting at Dial Bar and Lounge in the Dominican Republic has been arrested.

Thirty-two Venezuelan migrants are missing after the boat they were travelling on sank on its way to the island of Curaçao, a politician has said.

Belize and Guatemala are to face off in The Hague in a dispute over a border dating back more than two centuries. at Dial Bar and Lounge in the Dominican capital. 

Jamaica is to resume the exportation of mangoes to the US with the first shipment set for today, Thursday, June 13th.

Former TT footballer Richard Roy is being investigated by an animal welfare charity in Scotland over claims that he recently killed and ate an iguana.

Rutland Road between Flatbush and Bedford Avenues will be renamed the ‘Dr. Lemuel A. Stanislaus Way’ this Saturday after the former late Grenada diplomat.

Reggae’s rising teen star Koffee, is set to perform on the Jimmy Kimmel show tonight night, June 13th, on ABC.

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