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CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – JUNE 21, 2019


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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean, and its Diaspora for this Friday morning June 21, 2019:

10 Caribbean nations are among those listed on the US’ Tier 2 rankings in the latest Trafficking In Persons Report, meaning they have not done enough to battle the scourge.

Cuba has been named among the worst offenders on human trafficking, ranking at Tier 3 in the US’ 2019 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report.

South Florida’s Haitian communities say they fear upcoming roundups by ICE agents in the new week.

24 immigrants have died in US immigration custody since Donald Trump took office while four others have died after they were released a new NBC report says.

The OAS message to Haiti’s opposition – ‘back off’ and for its president – ‘start governing.’

Former Jamaica Prime Minister Edward Seaga will be laid to rest on Sunday in Jamaica. Seaga died on May 28th on his 89th birthday.

An Ariane 5 rocket with the AT&T T-16 and Eutelsat 7C communication satellites was launched Thursday from French Guiana.

169th Street and Hillside Avenue in Queens, NY is now the Ramesh D. Kalicharran “Kali” Way, after it was renamed in honor of the late Guyanese.

Haiti beat Nicaragua 2-0 last night as the Gold Cup 2019 matches continued in the group stage of the CONCACAF tourney.

And Actors Ramon Rodriguez and Rosie Perez have joined forces with the all-volunteer HEART 9/11 to rebuild communities ravaged by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

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