CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – JUNE 19, 2019

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Emery Welshman #10 of Guyana keeps Nick Lima #2 of the United States away from the ball during the first half of the CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Allianz Field on June 18, 2019 in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean, Latin America and their Diasporas for this Wednesday morning June 19, 2019:

A magnitude 4.7 earthquake on Tuesday morning rattled Port-of-Spain and San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago and Carúpano, Venezuela.

The US on Tuesday again updated its travel warning to Haiti, urging nationals to reconsider travel to the Caribbean island due to crime, civil unrest and kidnapping.

Western diplomats are calling on all sides of the political divide in Guyana to respect the CCJ’s ruling that the no confidence motion against the government was validly passed.

Alberto Miguel Rodríguez Mota has been identified by Dominican Republic authorities as the person who paid hit men to try and kill slugger David Ortiz.

A ship which had traveled from Chile, Panama and the Bahamas was found to be carrying 15,000 kilos of cocaine, worth as much as $1 billion, the biggest haul in US history.

Francis Gurahoo, a Connecticut man who tried smuggle nearly three dozen live finches from Guyana through JFK Airport, has been released on $25,000 bond.

The Reggae Girlz historic debut came to an early end at the FIFA World Cup Tuesday despite their first goal. The team lost again, this time to Australia, 1-4.

Guyana, despite a good performance, lost to the US 0-4 while Panama beat Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 in their group stage Gold Cup matches last night in Minnesota.

And Rihanna’s father, Ronald Fenty, now claims his use of the ‘Fenty’ name does not overlap with his famous daughter’s “line of business.” Guyana the USA and Panama beat Trinidad and Tobago in their group stage Gold Cup matches last night in Minnesota.

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