Caribbean News Roundup – Nov. 27, 2018

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Nov. 27, 2018: Here are the top headlines making news from across the Caribbean for today, Tues. Nov. 27, 2018.

Caribbean Born Singer Rihanna Weighs In On Border Crisis

Caribbean-born Pop star Rihanna has dubbed reports that the U.S. Border Patrol fired tear gas at migrants an act of “terrorism.”

The Bajan star posted an Instagram story by the AP drawing attention to news that the Border Patrol had “just launched tear gas into Mexico.”

Rihanna screenshotted. “Parents running away with choking toddlers” and captioned it: “Terrorism” on Instagram. Continue Reading

Jamaicans In Pennsylvania Busted For Sweepstakes Scam

A Jamaican-born couple are in US federal custody on conspiracy charges related to ever-evolving sweepstakes telephone scams that fool elderly victims into sending money to scammers who then ship it to their cronies back home. Ashani Ishmael Levy and wife Ekeyma Ebony Harris were arrested last week and are being held pending a hearing in U.S. District Court on Thursday. Continue Reading

Trinidadian In Syria Jail Wants To Be Repatriated

The relatives of a Trinidad woman locked up in a Syrian prison for just under a year wants the state to assist in having her repatriated. Summer Ramirez and her husband Chris Lewis left TT in 2014 supposedly to fulfill their religious obligation and take part in the holy pilgrimage of Hajj in Saudi Arabia. Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi has advised the family to seek legal advice. Continue Reading

Haiti Protests Enter Day 6

Thousands of demonstrators again clashed with police in Haiti’s capital Monday, demanding the ouster of President Jovenel Moise as protests entered day 6. At least 11 people have died in protests, including a man whose body was burning near a street barricade Friday morning. Another six people were killed Wednesday when a government car lost control. Continue Reading

Jamaica PM For OAS Today

Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, will address the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States, (OAS), in Washington, D.C., today, Tuesday, November 27, 2018. The event in the Hall of the Americas will include welcome remarks by Secretary General Luis Almagro Lemes and Chair of the Permanent Council and Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the OAS, Ambassador Carlos Játiva Naranjo. It begins at 10:30 a.m.

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