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CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – Oct. 7, 2019

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, MONDAY, OCT. 7, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean and Latin America this Monday, Oct. 7, 2019:

A 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck in Road Town, British Virgin Islands Sunday, according to the USGS, which was followed by two smaller after shocks. No injuries or damages were reported. 18 smaller quakes were registered in Puerto Rico and the DR.

The Caribbean region finished with 18 medals at the 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 Sunday. Jamaica led the medal count for the region with 12 followed by three for Cuba, two for the Bahamas and 1 for Grenada.

18-year-old St. Lucian national Brandt Jean’s decision to hug his brother’s white killer has now sparked a national debate on social media over race and justice in the US and continues to provoke an array of reactions – from admiration to anger.

The first primary elections in the Dominican Republic occured Sunday, in which the two main Dominican parties, the Dominican Liberation (PLD) and the Modern Revolutionary (PRM), choose their candidates for the May 2020 elections.

Mexican wrestler Jose Ramos-Delgadillo faces a minimum of 10 years and up to life in prison after pleading guilty to importing more than 100 pounds of methamphetamine into the US.

And the Guyana Amazon Warriors have secured their place in the finals of the CPL T20 cricket tourney with their win over the Barbados Tridents Sunday. The Warriors team has 20 points on the table, 10 points ahead of their closest rivals.

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