CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – MAY 21, 2019

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Actors Dennis Titus, (R), speaking, as from (L), Lakeisha Ellison, Audrey Reid and Oliver Samuels, listen, in a scene from Oliver Samuels, latest play, 56 East Avenue, held at Wingate High School Auditorium, in Brooklyn, New York, Saturday May 18, 2019. (Photo: Hayden Roger Celestin)
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News Americas, NEW YORK,NY, Tues. May 21, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean, Latin America and their Diasporas for this Tuesday morning May 21, 2019:

30 Venezuelan families in Trinidad and Tobago are reporting missing relatives after a second vessel travelling to the island disappeared.

The first named storm of the 2019 Atlantic Season has been named Andrea and has formed hundreds of miles southwest of Bermuda.

The Canadian government has issued an ‘Avoid Non-Essential Travel’ advisory for Haiti, due to the potential for civil unrest.

The Barbados govt. has agreed to sell “a significant portion” of its 49 percent interest in cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT.

Some 3,400 undocumented immigrants have been removed from the Turks and Caicos Islands over the past 16 months, officials there say.

New Jersey Senator Bob Menéndez has come under fire in the Dominican Republic for what some see as meddling in the country’s election process.

23 people were injured and one teen lost his life following a mini-bus crash in Jamaica Monday.

Fly Jamaica Airways has been de-certified in Guyana following the recent suspension of its operating certificate in Jamaica.

Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro has proposed an early election for the National Assembly, headed by Juan Guaidó.

And Jamaican actor Oliver Samuels was in Brooklyn, NY Saturday night as Everybody’s Magazine presented ’56 East Avenue.’

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