CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – Oct. 2, 2019

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Allison Jean, the mother of slain St. Lucian immigrant Botham Jean, reacts after his killer is found guilty of murder. (NBC screen grab/image)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean and Latin America this Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019:

Some 40 small earthquakes occured in 4 Caribbean islands Tuesday, the most in Puerto Rico, according to USGS data. Two each were recorded in the BVI and the USVI and 1 in the Dominican Republic.

St. Lucian immigrant Botham Jean’s family cried and embraced after the state District Judge Tammy Kemp read the jury’s decision of guilty in the murder trial of Amber Guyger, who killed him in his apartment. The sentencing hearing continues today.

At least four people have been shot and killed in recent days, after Haitian police opened fire on protesters, using live ammunition and tear gas.

Voters in Uruguay head to the polls on Oct. 27th to choose a new president. Daniel Martinez of the ruling Frente Amplio (Broad Front) party will face-off against Luis Lacalle of the Nacional (National) party.

Jamaican born actor and Grammy-winning dancehall artist, Louie Rankin, best known for roles in the movies ‘Belly’ and ‘Shottas,’ is dead following a car crash in Canada on September 30th.

And ahead of the Jamaica Tallawahs face-off with the Guyana Amazon Warriors on Thursday, batting star Chris Gayle, took time out Tuesday to visit The Ptolemy Reid Rehabilitation Centre in Guyana, News Americas has learnt.

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