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CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – Oct. 8, 2019

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, TUESDAY, OCT. 8, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean and Latin America this Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019:

Canadian-Bahamian retired NBA champion and actor Rick Fox and Grammy Award recording artist Kanye West visited the Bahamas late last week to engage in talks about rebuilding the hurricane devastated communities.

While hundreds of people remain missing in the Bahamas from Hurricane Dorian, the official death toll has now been put at 61.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.1 rattled three Caribbean islands early Monday. It was felt in St Lucia, Dominica and the French-island of Martinique.

GuyEnergy, the company led by US-based Ghanian entrepreneur Quincy Sintim-Aboagye, says its on course to completing a refinery by next year in Guyana.

Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro on Monday escorted 12 asylum-seekers to the US border who had been forced to wait in squalid conditions in Mexico under the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy while their immigration cases proceed in the US. Hours later they were sent back to Mexico.

And West Indies cricket legend Courtney Walsh tied the knot with longtime belle Anique Goodwin in the bride’s native Antigua over the weekend.

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