Caribbean News Roundup – Nov. 22, 2018

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Nicki Minaj, in silver coat, in Jamaica, Queens, NY on Weds. Nov. 21, 2018 for her turkey handout. (NYPD 113 Precinct Image/Twitter)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds, Nov. 22, 2018: These are the top headlines making news from across the Caribbean for today, Thanksgiving Day in the U.S., Thurs. Nov. 22, 2018.

This Caribbean Born Rapper Gives Away Turkeys In Old Queens, NY Neighborhood

Trinidad-born rapper, Nicki Minaj, returned to her old neighborhood in South Jamaica, Queens, NY, on Wednesday to hand out over 500 turkeys ahead of Thanksgiving Day. In videos captured by a fan account, Minaj greeted the crowd and took several photos with fans before heading behind the table to hand out the Thanksgiving meals. Continue Reading

 Haiti Remains Paralyzed

A general strike has shut down most of Haiti with several consulates there forced to close their doors as where deadly anti-corruption protests entered day four Wednesday.

As the death toll upticks and demands grow for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise, he emerged late on Wednesday to reaffirm his legitimacy and appeal for calm in a televised address. Continue Reading

This International Rights Group Slams Trinidad And Tobago

While thousands remain at the U.S. border trying earnestly to seek asylum into the US, human rights group Amnesty International, has instead focused on Trinidad and Tobago and its migration fight.

The group on Wednesday said authorities there must stop criminalizing the peaceful protest of migrants and refugees and find human rights-based solutions for them consistent with its existing obligations under international law. The response came to official statements from Trinidad and Tobago’s Attorney General, Faris Al-Rawi, suggesting that the country was not yet legally required to establish systems for addressing the growing number of migrants and refugees reaching the Caribbean island, as it has not ratified the UN Refugee Convention. According to news reports, the Cubans detained on 16 November were charged with obstruction of the free passageway under the Summary Offences Act and sentenced to two days in prison. When asked if Trinidad and Tobago was in discussions with the Cuban authorities to deport the Cubans, the Attorney General said the Minister of National Security was the lead on that issue. Continue Reading

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Wanted Indian Businessman Ill In Antigua

The local attorney representing wanted billionaire diamond dealer and wanted Indian businessman, Mehul Choksi, has confirmed that his client is ill, saying he has a serious cardiac condition and is on medical care in Antigua and Barbuda. Dr. David Dorsett told OBSERVER media exclusively that the Indian national who gained Antigua and Barbuda’s citizenship under the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) was actually in the U.S. earlier this year obtaining care when the Indian government, “for improper reasons” turned on him. Last week India’s media reported that Choksi was not medically fit to travel to India from Antigua to answer fraud charges. Continue Reading

Opposition Files No Confidence Motion Against St. Lucia Government

The main opposition St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP), Tuesday filed a motion of no confidence against the government of Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, calling also for his immediate resignation as the head of the two-and-a-half-year-old administration. SLP leader, Phillip J. Pierre said that the motion will articulate the deep concerns, anxieties and the feeling of hopelessness among large sections of the St. Lucian society. Continue Reading

‘Cocaine Cowboy’ Deported Back To The Dominican Republic

One of Miami’s infamous “cocaine cowboys” has been deported from the United States following his release from prison last year, authorities said. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials confirmed Monday that Augusto “Willie” Falcon was removed from the U.S. to the Dominican Republic. Continue Reading

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