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CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – MAY 13, 2019


News Americas, NEW YORK,NY, Mon. May 13, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean, Latin America and their Diasporas for this Monday morning May 13, 2019:

One Caribbean country has seen a near 100 per cent increase in suicides this year. Jamaica now has 32 suicides in 2019 compared to 18 last year.

Canada is warning its nationals to exercise a high degree of caution if travelling to Jamaica in a May 9th updated advisory.

Authorities in Curacao have kept 28 people quarantined to a Church of Scientology ship due to measles.

The CCJ has reserved ruling on the key no-confidence case in Guyana brought by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo .

Many in Caribbean media circles are mourning the death of Harold Hoyte, founder of of the Nation Publishing Company.

Cuban police arrested a number of gay rights activists Saturday who marched in Havana, despite authorities a canned parade.

As Venezuela’s crisis deepens, more and more government opponents are taking refuge in foreign embassies.

Trinidad and Tobago’s men relay team beat Jamaica to win the gold at the IAAF Men’s 4×400 World Relay Finals in Yokohama, Japan.

The U.S. Men’s Under-17 team has advanced to the semifinals of the 2019 Concacaf U-17 Championship after beating Panama 3-0.

And the rags to riches story of Jamaican chef, Levi Roots, is set to be made into movie that will begin filming next spring.

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