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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Friday. Dec. 14, 2018: Here are the top headlines making news from across the Caribbean for today, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018.

Sex Island Weekend Will Be In Venezuela, Not Trinidad

The highly controversial ‘sex island,’ set for this weekend, is actually set to be held in Venezuela and not Trinidad and Tobago. Reports now indicate the weekend of high-class prostitution is set for five-star hotel resort with a private beach on the northern coast of Margarita, a popular tourist resort island off the north-eastern coast of Venezuela. Continue Reading

Interpol Issues Red Corner Notice Against Antigua-Based Mehul Choksi

A global arrest warrant – popularly known as red notice – has now been issued by Interpol for Indian fugitive and Antigua’s new citizen, Mehul Choksi. The notice comes after Interpol found that that there is sufficient evidence to declare him an international fugitive. Continue Reading

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Guyana Opposition Leader Says Oil Fortunes Won’t Be Immediate

Guyana Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday evening warned stakeholders that the comments from government about Guyana’s economy benefiting immediately post oil production is misleading. “Even the oil companies, because they talk to me too, they don’t have such a rosy picture of the fortunes of Guyana changing drastically, dramatically in the time frame that we think it will happen, it will happen but not from 2020 to 2025,” the opposition leader said. Continue Reading

Jamaican Lawyer Stabbed To Death Allegedly By Husband

A member of the Jamaica Defence Force is now in police custody after allegedly stabbing his wife to death. Nordraka Williams-Burnett was a lawyer at the law firm Townsend, Whyte and Porter. The soldier has reportedly said that “the voices in my head made me do it.” Continue Reading
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U.S. Diplomats In Cuba Had Inner Ear Damage

American diplomats affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba showed damage in the inner ear shortly after they complained of weird noises and sensations, according to their earliest medical exams, publicized Wednesday. “What caused it, who did it, why it was done — we don’t know any of those things,” said Dr. Michael Hoffer of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, who led the exams. Continue Reading

St. Vincent Man Jailed In Canada

A Vincentian national will spend the next nine years in a Canadian jail. national Nikita Hunt, along with another individual, were charged with the murder of Gilbert Nshimiyumukiza, a Rwandan refugee in Canada after they invaded his home. Hunt is a permanent resident in Canada and, when he pleaded guilty in September, he acknowledged that he is likely to be deported to St. Vincent and the Grenadines before he is released on parole. Continue Reading USA, LLC

Bajan Calypsonian Dead

Veteran Barbadian calypsonian, Don Marshall, has passed away. Sir Don was a four-time Calypso Monarch well known for his self-penned biting social commentary, including Tax Dodgers and 20th Century Husbands, Brother Massiah and Tom Say, The Pele Case, and Make CARICOM Work. Continue Reading

Woman Sues Royal Caribbean Cruises Over Husband’s Zip Line Death

A woman claims Royal Caribbean Cruises is responsible for a zip line accident that killed her husband on the Honduran island of Roatan. Court records show that attorneys for 27-year-old Shir Frenkel sued the company in Miami federal court last month, seeking more than $1 million in damages.

The lawsuit says Frenkel and her husband, 24-year-old Igal Tyszman, were passengers on the Allure of the Seas in July when they booked the Extreme Caribe Zip Line Tour at the ship’s excursion desk. The suit claims they collided in midair, killing Tyszman and seriously injuring Frenkel. The suit says the excursion was operated by an independent contractor, but guests were misled to believe it was operated by Royal Caribbean.

A Royal Caribbean spokesman says the company doesn’t comment on pending litigation.

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