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CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – JULY 11, 2019

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, THURSDAY, JULY 111, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean, Latin America and their Diasporas for this Thursday morning July 11, 2019:

Guyanese roots UK MP, David Lammy, says Sir Nigel Kim Darroch’s resignation is a disgraceful example of pandering to bigoted foreign leaders.

Former Caribbean soccer official, Jack Warner, has been ordered to pay $79 million in damages from a civil lawsuit relating to the FIFA bribery scandal.

Many in the Caribbean diaspora in New York are expressing stunned disbelief at the passing Wednesday of tourism marketing expert, Jamaican Marie Walker.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents have seized $372,000 in undeclared currency from inside a duffle bag on the beach near a vessel found in Bordeaux Bay, St. Thomas, USVI.

The Connecticut Supreme Court has overturned the murder conviction of Haitian immigrant Jean Jacques, who was convicted in the 2015 killing of Casey Chadwick.

American Airlines has apologized to Caribbean American Dr. Latisha Rowe who claims racism was a factor in being told to cover up on a recent Miami to Jamaica flight.

Caribbean roots Adelina Carvalhal was last night in the Top 6 out of 20 of the Group Stage of the annual Ms Health & Fitness competition.

Cayman-sponsored driver Josh Mason has won his first race of the year in his RE/MAX Bovell Team-sponsored F3 race car at the British F3 Race.

Latin American sports Lionel Messi and Canelo Alvarez stars have made the 2019 top Forbes list of highest-paid entertainers globally.

Just three players from the famed Haitian Gold Cup soccer squad choose to attend a reception in their honor at the Haitian National Palace this week.

And Trinidad-born rapper Nicki Minaj, who faced heat from Jamaican fans when she seemingly compared the country to Saudi Arabia, has backed off by saying she loves “JA.”

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