CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – MAY 9, 2019

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Richard Branson, creator of the Virgin brand who is now interested in LIAT, is seen here during the "Venezuela Aid Live" in Cucuta, Colombia, on February 22, 2019 at the Las Tienditas bridge that links Colombia and Venezuela. (Photo by Lokman Ilhan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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News Americas, NEW YORK,NY, Thurs. May 9, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean, Latin America and their Diasporas for this Thursday morning, May 9, 2019:

Virgin Group founder, Richard Branson, reportedly is willing to invest 7 million in regional Caribbean airline, LIAT.

A Guyana-born man in New York has been accused of burning his 3-year-old child to death over a custody battle with her mother. Martin Pereira will be charged with murder in New York after he allegedly left his three-year-old daughter, Zoey Pereira, to burn, in a car, near a park in Queens, NY. Reports allege that the child was strapped to her baby seat inside a chained-shut, gasoline-covered car that was set ablaze on Sunday.

Belizeans yesterday voted on a referendum on whether a U.N. court should rule on Guatemala’s claim that it owns half of the country.

Trinidadian national, Gailon Lawson, who was taken to ISIS by her husband has expressed regret over her decision.

A U.S. Navy hospital ship is reportedly heading to the Caribbean to aid countries in assisting Venezuelan refugees.

Cuba has canned the annual Conga Against Homophobia, saying it is based on orders from the Ministry of Health.

At least seven people have been killed in a shooting at a prison near the Guatemalan capital Guatemala City.

Jamaican Olympian Yohan Blake has withdrawn from Jamaica’s team to this weekend’s World Relays in Yokohama, Japan.

Caribbean nationals are among those reacting with humour to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s naming their son Archie.

And Ariel Boiteux, an Argentinean man has been jailed in the US for two year in a witchcraft extortion scheme.

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