CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – Sept. 20, 2019

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the media regarding photos and video that have surfaced in which he is wearing dark makeup on September 19, 2019 in Winnipeg, Canada. (Photo by John Woods/Getty Images)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, FRIDAY, SEPT. 20, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean and its Diaspora this Friday, September 20, 2019:

‘I’m Sorry, So Sorry,’ is the tune Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is now singing after admitting to also dressing up in blackface while performing “Day-O” in high school. The Banana Boat song was written by Barbadian roots songwriter Irving Louis Burgie and performed by Harry Belafonte.

A Tropical Storm Watch was in effect last night for St. Maarten, St. Martin, St. Barthelemy, Saba and St. Eustatius as Hurricane Jerry moved closer with winds at 105 mph. Winds gusts are forecast to become higher today.

U.S. and European diplomats on Thursday declared Guyana’s government is in breach of the country’s constitution until new elections are held and called on the President to “set an elections date immediately” or possibly face a cutoff of development funding.

The US State Department on Thursday expelled two members of Cuba’s mission to the United Nations and barred the remaining members from leaving Manhattan, department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said in a statement.

A Suriname national has been arrested at Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston after 25 pounds of cocaine with an estimated street value of over $14 million were reportedly found in his luggage.

US national, Ladd Duane Ottofy,60, who is wanted in Kentucky for serious offenses such as rape and sodomy, was on Thursday nabbed in Belize.

A man from Plymouth, Tobago is in police custody following the rape of a British tourist, a retired engineer from Warwickshire.

Two years after Puerto Rico was ravaged by Hurricane María, officials there are clamoring for the Trump administration to release disaster relief funds.

And Caribbean Roots Rapper, Nicki Minaj, has made the latest Forbes List of Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Acts 2019, coming in at #12 with USD 29 million.

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