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CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – Sept. 13, 2019

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, FRIDAY, SEPT. 13, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean and its Diaspora this Friday, September 13, 2019:

Amid a deluge of criticism, US CBP now says they are working to reunite Kaytora Paul, the 12-year-old Bahamas girl separated from her godmother and sent to a shelter for unaccompanied minors in Florida, with her family.

Jamaican roots Sen. Kamala Harris slammed Donald Trump during the Democratic debate Thursday when the conversation turned to recent mass shootings noting: “He didn’t pull the trigger but he certainly has been tweeting out the ammunition.”

Several of the Democrats seeking their party’s presidential nomination say they would loosen restrictions on immigration put into place under the Trump administration.

U.S. social media company Twitter Inc has blocked the accounts of Cuban Communist Party Leader Raul Castro, his daughter Mariela Castro and Cuba’s top state-run media outlets.

BAHAMASAIR has discontinued relief flights into Abaco and has resumed its regular commercial schedule into that island. Customers can get into the island on a discounted Bahamasair fare up to Monday, September 16.

Haiti opposition Senator Saurel Jacinthe alleges that Senate Leader Carl Murat Cantave and Michel himself had offered several lawmakers thousands of dollars to vote in favor of the nominee.

Trinidad and Tobago has recorded a shocking 374 murders so far this year.

Barbadian singer, actress Rihanna hosted her 5th Annual Diamond Ball benefiting The Clara Lionel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City last night. The event attracted top stars including Cardi B.

Jamaican senior women’s football team head coach of the storied Reggae Girlz team, Hue Menzies, is threatening to walk off the job if he and his technical staff are not paid.

Trinidad born Olympian, Michelle-Lee Ahye, has been provisionally suspended for anti-doping violations, the Athletics Integrity Unit (IAU) said on Thursday.

And a Haitian immigrant and Queens resident this week turned 112-years-old. Ermisna Theodore has five sons and dozens of grandkids and great grandchildren.

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