News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Nov. 28, 2018: Here are the top headlines making news from across the Caribbean for today, Weds. Nov. 28, 2018.
Canada Latest Travel Warnings Target These Caribbean Nations
The Canadian government on Tuesday updated its travel warnings again, this time urging nationals to avoid all non-essential travel to Haiti and to exercise a high degree of caution when travelling to 8 Caribbean nations.
The eight are: The Bahamas, Belize, The Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, The US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The latest advisories are due to due to violent crime and a high crime rate but in the case of Puerto Rico and the USVI, it still relates to due to damage caused by Hurricanes Maria and Irma last year.
Guess What Is The Estimated Caribbean Undocumented Population In The US?
The Pew Center on Tuesday released a report that showed the undocumented immigrant population in the U.S. has dipped to its lowest level in 10 years. The Caribbean undocumented immigrant population was estimated at 475,000. There were 10.7 million unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. in 2016, down from a peak of 12.2 million in 2007, according to the new estimates. The Pew estimates are based on 2016 government data. Continue Reading
Amnesty International Raps Haitian Authorities
International rights organization, Amnesty International, on Tuesday rapped the government of Haiti for what it said is worrying reports of the use of force by police against civilians during the recent protests. The anti-corruption protests, which have last over 6 days, has led to an estimated 11 people being killed and injured as a result of clashes with firearms. “The Haitian state is legally obliged to ensure that the use of force in the context of protests is legitimate, necessary and proportionate, which means that firearms can only be used as a last resort and in the case of imminent risk to people’s lives,” AI said. Continue Reading
Scotiabank Caribbean Sold To Republic Financial Holdings Limited
The Canadian-based Bank of Nova Scotia on Tuesday announced it has agreed to sell its operations in nine Caribbean countries to the Trinidad-based Republic Financial Holdings Limited.
A RFHL statement said that the banks being acquired are located in Guyana, St Maarten, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent and the Grenadines. The purchase price was put at US$123 million. The Antigua and Barbuda and Guyana governments have expressed concern at the sale.
This Caribbean PM Is In Ghana
A Caribbean Prime Minister will spend the next five-days in Ghana on an official visit. Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, will hold discussions with African Caribbean personalities in Accra, participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, pay a visit to the George Padmore Library and later pay a courtesy call on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House, the seat of government. Continue Reading
Will Another Statehood Vote Be Coming To Puerto Rico?
Republican leaders of the House Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday called on Puerto Rico to hold a new vote on statehood. Continue Reading
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