CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – Sept. 12, 2019

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Unearthed graves fin East End on Grand Bahama island. (Photo credit: LEILA MACOR/AFP/Getty Images)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, THURSDAY, SEPT. 12, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean, Latin America and their Diaspora this Thursday, September 12, 2019:

Unearthed graves from the storm surge from Hurricane Dorian’s assault on the Grand Bahama Island are now a part of the landscape in East End over a week later.

The Emergency Management Agency of The Bahamas says there are 2,500 people missing after Hurricane Dorian’s strike on the island over a week ago.

Numerous news sources are reporting that the Trump administration will not grant Temporary Protected Status to Bahamians affected by Hurricane Dorian.

Hurricane Dorian has triggered more damage, this time an oil spill from Norwegian oil company Equinor, which has spread along the coast and may have gotten as far as 50 miles out to sea.

Royal Caribbean Cruise line continues to support the victims of Hurricane Dorian, taking in 16 medical personnel from Puerto Rico Wednesday while offloading more relief aid.

Vivene Salmon, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, has made history by becoming the first person of color elected as president of The Canadian Bar Association.

Jamaican roots Anthony Parnther has been named the new music director of the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra, one of only a handful of black conductors in the US.

Colombia has told its citizens to remain calm as Venezuela carries out large-scale military drills along its border. President Nicolas Maduro’s government says the exercises are to prepare for any invasion by its neighbors.

Several Bahamas-born and Bahamas roots sports stars, including the Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon and Phoenix Suns center and Nassau, Bahamas native Deandre Ayton, are pitching in to help the hurricane victims of Dorian with personal donations totalling US $150,000.

And now you can buy Savage x Fenty, the lingerie line by Caribbean born star Rihanna, on Amazon, the online retailer announced Wednesday.