CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – JUNE 27, 2019

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(L-R) New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio, Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), former housing secretary Julian Castro, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke take part in the first night of the Democratic presidential debate on June 26, 2019 in Miami, Florida. A field of 20 Democratic presidential candidates was split into two groups of 10 for the first debate of the 2020 election, taking place over two nights at Knight Concert Hall of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, hosted by NBC News, MSNBC, and Telemundo. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean, Latin America and their Diasporas for Thursday morning, June 27, 2019:

Conflict of Interest? That’s the question being asked after ExxonMobil said it paid for the Guyana First Lady to help commission its Floating Production vessel in Singapore.

At least three Democratic Presidential hopefuls switched between English to Spanish Wednesday night in blatant appeal for Latino votes.

El Salvador is warning it nationals against risking their lives to reach the US after Oscar Martinez and his daughter Angie Valeria drowned in the Rio Grande.

Olympian great Usain Bolt and Founder and Chairman of Cari-Med Limited, Glenford Christian, will be honored at the 2019 Hummingbird Gala in NYC this Fall.

The US Virgin Islands is poised to be the first jurisdiction in the nation to implement a ban on sunscreen products harmful to both humans and marine life.

A powerful, 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit the border area between Panama and Costa Rica Wednesday but no injuries were reported.

West Indies cricket icon Brian Lara was on Wednesday discharged from a Mumbai hospital, a day after he was rushed there with chest pains.

The US soccer team held Panama to a 1-0 score last night to advance to the quarter finals of the 2019 Gold Cup Sunday night.

And Trinidadian born filmmaker Jolene Mendes, took home the Best Feature Film award at the 2019 Manhattan Film Festival for ‘Extra Innings.’

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