Caribbean News Roundup – Nov. 26, 2018

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The University of Glasgow. (Photo by: De Simone Lorenzo/AGF/UIG via Getty Images)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Nov. 26, 2018:Here are the top headlines making news from across the Caribbean and its Diasporas for today, Mon. Nov. 26, 2018.

British University To Pay Reparations To The Caribbean

A British University has agreed to pay reparations £200 million in reparations to the Caribbean. Vice Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (UWI), Sir Hilary Beckles has reported that The University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom (UK) has agreed to the money to the region after recognizing that Jamaican slave owners had adopted the University of Glasgow as their university of choice and that £200 million of value was extracted from Jamaica and the Caribbean. Continue Reading

Weed In Crotch Bust In Trinidad

Police in Trinidad and Tobago have busted a prison officer with several packets of marijuana or weed in his crotch. The officer was subsequently arrested and handed over to the officers at the Arouca Police Station where he was expected to be charged for the offence. Continue Reading

Jamaica Police Trying To Identify Murdered Woman

Police in Jamaica are working to identify the partially nude body of a woman that was dumped in a river near the Errol Flynn Marina in Port Antonio, Jamaica. The body, clad only in a black and red tights, was found in a dark, secluded area of the marina early Sunday morning. Continue Reading

Another Quake Recorded In Trinidad

The University of the West Indies (UWI) Seismic Research Centre On Sunday said a magnitude earthquake of 3.9 was recorded on Sunday, just northwest of Trinidad and Tobago. It occurred around 9.59 a.m. Local Time 74 km NW of Port of Spain and 93 km NW of Arima, Trinidad and Tobago. This is a latest in a series of quakes recorded in the past month in Trinidad.

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Haiti Hopes To Quell Unrest With Promise Of Jobs

Haiti’s government is hoping promises of jobs in poor communities will quell protests in the country that stretched through last week. Prime Minister Jean-Henry Ceant, in a speech posted on Facebook, Ceant said public works programs to clean canals, build roads and pick up trash will begin today. Continue Reading

Get Ready For ‘Guava Island’ Starring Rihanna

Remember those hints of filming in Cuba? Well looks like Caribbean star Rihanna and Donald Glover are set to hit the screens in the movie filmed there. Guava Island is directed by Glover’s longtime collaborator Hiro Murai and premiered at Childish Gambino’s PHAROS festival in New Zealand this weekend.

Caribbean Born Rapper Nicki Minaj Scammed?

Looks like Trinidad-born rapper, Nicki Minaj, was the victim of a Chinese music festival scam. Page Six is reporting that the rapper was booked by The Djakarta Warehouse Project China festival supposedly an offshoot of an established music festival that happens each year in Bali, Indonesia. Organizers had reportedly promised Minaj $3 million in payment for a 90-minute set in front of a crowd of around 8,000 people. Unfortunately, it seems when Minaj’s team arrived, they discovered the festival had no affiliations to the Indonesian event, and had been poorly organized. Only around 1, 000 people turned up, and Minaj declined to perform for them, even after flying all the way to China specifically. Continue Reading

Caribbean Soca King Turns 44

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A very 13-year-old Machel Montano performing at The FANN Club in Brooklyn, NY in 1987.(Hayden Roger Celestin image)

The Caribbean’s Soca King, Machel Montano, turned 44 on Saturday Nov. 24, 2018. The singer’s birthday comes on the heels of the presentation of a honorary Doctorate of Arts from the University of Trinidad and Tobago on Thursday November 15, 2018.

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This Caribbean National Is In The X-Factor Finals

Caribbean national, Jamaican Dalton Harris, has made the finals of the British reality music competition, the X-Factor. Jamaican Dalton Harris booked a place in next week’s finals along with Anthony Russell and Scarlett Lee. The win comes he was forced this week to clear up rumors he’s in a gay relationship with Brendan Murray after attacks from vile trolls over pictures of them hugging. Continue Reading

 Daughter Of Trinidad PM Says ‘I Do’

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PM Rowley, l, and his daughter. (Facebook Image)

Dr. Sonel Rowley, The youngest daughter of Trinidad & Tobago’s PM, said ‘I Do’ over the weekend. Dr. Rowley got married on Saturday and a photo shared on the Prime Minister’s official Facebook page showed a smiling PM Keith Rowley walking his daughter up the aisle. She married Stephan Stewart at the St. Theresa’s RC Church.

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