CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – Sept. 26, 2019

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Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has announced millions in grant for community projects in the CARICOM region. (Photo credit:KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, THURSDAY, SEPT. 26, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean and Latin America this Thursday, September 26, 2019:

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted the the first-ever India-Caricom leaders’ summit on the sideline of the UN Wednesday and announced a USD 14-million grant for community development projects in the Caricom region.

Voters in the South American Caricom nation of Guyana will go to the polls on March 2, 2020 according to President David Granger, who announced the election date last night.

Tears fell from the face of Allison Jean, the mother of murdered St. Lucian immigrant Botham Jean, after a video showing the last moments of his life on earth after being shot by former cop Amber Guyger in his apartment, was replayed in a Dallas courtroom.

Tropical Storm Karen, which soaked but largely spared the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Wednesday, is now forecast to cross back over its own track and swing west toward the already devastated Bahamas by the weekend.

21 year old Guyanese American,Chelsea Debidin,was shot and killed while visiting her boyfriend at his family’s Knox Village apartment in New York.

Former CONCACAF and FIFA vice president Jack Warner, who has been battling to avoid extradition to the United States since 2015, is set to take his appeal against extradition to the Privy Council.

Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise called for a unity government in a rare address to the nation on Wednesday as he faced a brewing political crisis and intensifying protests after a ruling-party senator fired a pistol to disperse a crowd.

Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza called US President Donald Trump a “puppet of imperialism and capitalism” as he addressed the UN Wednesday.

And IKEA has been forced to apologize over a new jerk chicken dish launched in stores in the U.K. Many on social media had complained that in an effort at cultural appropriation, the Swedish company had missed the boat and was serving green peas and white rice with its version of jerk chicken. Ikea says it is now relooking at the dish.

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