News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Mar. 15, 2019: Here are the top headlines making news from the Caribbean and its Diaspora for this Friday, March 5, 2019:
Trinidadian-roots, New Jersey-based teen, Dylan Chidick, 17, has overcome homelessness and received acceptance into 17 colleges. his mother, Dylan Chidick and his mother, Khadine Phillip, moved to the US from Trinidad. With him and his younger twin brothers the single mother battled homelessness, illness and financial trouble before finding a home where Dylan could plan his dream of attending college.
Lori Loughlin’s daughter, Olivia Jade Giannulli, was reportedly in The Bahamas, when her mother was accused in the college cheating scandal.
Fly Jamaica officials say they will begin compensating passengers next week for a crash in Guyana four months ago.
A Guyanese Muslim scholar will have to spend the next 45 years of his life in jail for raping a 9-year-old boy.
A poorly defined border region between Belize and Guatemala is proving to be fertile ground for eco-traffickers, Insight Crime reports.
Trinidad and Tobago nationals seeking to renew their US visas will no longer have to to go through an interview process, once they do it within a year.
And Jamaican poet Ishion Hutchinson is among the 2019 winners of the Windham-Campbell Prize from Yale University.