News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean and its Diaspora for this Friday morning July 19, 2019:
Arizona businessman Frater Donald Ray Tapia has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Jamaica.
New York-based Jamaican American business owner, Alison Roach Wilson, has been named Jamaica’s new Consul General to New York.
Protests continued in front of the governor’s mansion in Old San Juan Thursday as Puerto Ricans continue to urge Ricardo Rossello to resign.
Tammy Lawrence-Daley, who says she was attacked in the Dominican Republic in January, has filed a $3 million lawsuit against the the Majestic Elegance Punta Cana Resort.
Jamaican national Vivian Linton Vickers has been nabbed as he arrived from Jamaica on a Florida felony arrest warrant for sex offenses on a child.
The Dominican Republic says it will enhance food and drink inspections after several tourist deaths across the island.
A transgender couple in Cuba made history this week after becoming the first to get married.
Trinidad and Tobago actor and director Raymond Choo Kong, who was murdered at his home on Monday, will be laid to rest in Arima on July 24th.
And Bahamas roots Detroit-based chef, Max Hardy, has made the New York Times list of ‘Black Chefs Changing Food In America.’