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CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – MARCH 12, 2019


News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Mar. 12, 2019: Here are the headlines making news from the Caribbean and Latin America for Tues. March 12, 2019.

Cayman Islands Airways has become the first Caribbean airlines to ground their fleets of the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft on the heels of the Ethiopian crash.

Caribbean Airlines meanwhile says it would abide by strict safety measures before adding any new Boeing 737 MAX-8 planes to its fleet.

European Union finance ministers are set to add the British overseas territory of Bermuda and the Dutch Caribbean nation of Aruba to their ‘Blacklist.’

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall will be on a tour of seven Caribbean nations beginning on March 17th.

Venezuela’s opposition-run congress on Monday declared a “state of alarm” over a five-day power blackout in the country.


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Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro called the blackouts an act of U.S.-backed sabotage as millions scramble for food and water.

Miramar, FL Commissioner Darline Riggs will be challenged today by Jamaican Leo Gilling as well as Alexandra Davis and Barbara Ingram.

A Gofundme page has been established for Jamaican Olympian Natasha Moodie, who is battling post-treatment Lyme Syndrome.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister has endorsed Ricky Skerritt and Dr. Kishore Shallow as the next heads of the West Indies Cricket Board.

Jamaican award winning author Marlon James has released a fantasy novel titled ‘Black Leopard, Red Wolf,’ the first of a planned trilogy.

And St. Lucian actor Joseph Marcelle is playing the Chief of Wimbe in the new Netflix movie, ‘The Boy who Harnessed the Wind.’

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