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Caribbean Born, Florida Lawmaker Apologizes For Calling Challenger ‘Ba–y Boy’

Caribbean News, Latin America News: News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Feb. 19, 2020: A Caribbean-born, Florida state lawmaker has been forced to apologize after referring to his 2020 Primary challenger by the anti-gay slur, ‘ba—y boy.’ St. Maarten-born attorney, Al Jacquet, a Democratic Party member Florida House of Representative of District 88, apologized Tuesday for using the gay slur ...

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U.S. Blacklists Unit Of Russian Oil Giant To Hurt Venezuela

Caribbean News, Latin America News: By Humeyra Pamuk and Daphne Psaledakis WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Feb 19, 2020, (Reuters) – The United States on Tuesday ramped up pressure on Venezuela by blacklisting a subsidiary of Russian state oil major Rosneft that President Donald Trump’s administration said provides a financial lifeline to President Nicolas Maduro’s government. The U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions ...

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Caribbean National And ‘Most Wanted Fugitive’ Pleads Not Guilty In Court Appearance

Caribbean News, Latin America News: News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Feb. 18, 2020 – UPDATED: A Caribbean national who was captured in Jamaica after being on the U.S. Marshal’s ‘15 Most Wanted Fugitives’ list for more than a year and a half and appeared in a U.S. court today to answer murder charges pleaded not guilty. Jamaican Leroy Headley, ...

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After Guaido Flight, Venezuela Suspends Flights From Portugal’s TAP

Caribbean News, Latin America News: CARACAS, Venezuela, Tues. Feb. 18, 2020 (Reuters) – Venezuela said on Monday it would suspend TAP Air Portugal flights into and out of the country for 90 days, accusing the carrier of allowing opposition leader Juan Guaido’s uncle to bring explosives onto a flight to Caracas last week. Announcing the measure on Twitter, Vice President ...

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This Caribbean Country Has Had 73 Murders In 45 Days

Caribbean News, Latin America News: News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Feb. 17, 2020: In just 45 days of 2020, one Caribbean country has already had 73 murders. The Caribbean twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago recorded its 73rd murder in Arima on Friday night when Neeval Rampersad of Cumuto, was shot and killed inside his vehicle at O’Meara Road. ...

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Canada PM Cans Caribbean Trip

Caribbean News, Latin America News: TORONTO, Canada, Mon. Feb 17, 2020 (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has canceled his planned trip to Barbados today to help resolve widespread rail disruptions caused by indigenous rights activists opposing the construction of a natural gas pipeline. Indigenous communities across Canada have been blocking some key railway lines for nearly two weeks ...

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Brazil Braces For Coronavirus Risk During Carnival

Caribbean News, Latin America News: RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Mon. Feb. 17, 2020 (Reuters) – Preparing for Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival, when well over 1 million visitors pour into the “Marvelous City” for round-the-clock revelry, is always a daunting task for city officials. But this year, the job is just a little bit tougher thanks to the new coronavirus that ...

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In Re-Election Race, Guyana Incumbent Party Proposes Cash Transfers To Citizens From Oil Wealth

Caribbean News, Latin America News: By Neil Marks GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mon. Feb. 17, 2020 (Reuters) – Guyana’s ruling party on Friday said it would distribute some of the country’s newfound oil wealth directly to citizens through cash transfers should it win re-election in the upcoming March 2 vote. The poor South American country, which joined the ranks of oil producers ...

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Parkland Completes Acquisition Of Kellerstrass Oil

Caribbean News, Latin America News: News Americas, CALGARY, Alberta, Feb. 14, 2020: Parkland Fuel Corporation (“Parkland”, “We”, “Our” or “Us”) (TSX:PKI) announced today that through its wholly owned U.S. subsidiaries (collectively, “Parkland USA”), it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the entities and assets comprising Kellerstrass Oil Company (collectively, “Kellerstrass”). Based in Salt Lake City, Kellerstrass is a regional ...

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Parkland Completes Acquisition Of Kellerstrass Oil

Caribbean News, Latin America News: News Americas, CALGARY, Alberta, Feb. 14, 2020: Parkland Fuel Corporation (“Parkland”, “We”, “Our” or “Us”) (TSX:PKI) announced today that through its wholly owned U.S. subsidiaries (collectively, “Parkland USA”), it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the entities and assets comprising Kellerstrass Oil Company (collectively, “Kellerstrass”). Based in Salt Lake City, Kellerstrass is a regional ...

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