CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – Sept. 6, 2019

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, FRIDAY, SEPT. 6, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean and its Diaspora this Friday, September 6, 2019:

By air and by sea, emergency aid donated, collected and delivered by South Floridians began flowing into the hurricane-ravaged northwest Bahamas on Thursday, the start of what’s expected to be one of the largest locally organized relief campaigns ever.

The official death toll from Hurricane Dorian’s assault on the northern islands of The Bahamas is now at 30 with that number expected to rise higher.

Haitians at “Pigeon Peas” and “The Mud” in Great Abaco Island’s Marsh Harbor area, Bahamas are among those also impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said Hurricane Dorian has left a “generational devastation” on the islands of the Grand Abaco and Grand Bahama.

Broward County School District Schools Chief, Jamaican Robert Runcie, says is preparing for what could be an influx of Bahamian children arriving to South Florida from absolute desperation.

The Jamaican born Mayor of the City of Miramar, Wayne Messam, is among those pitching in to help the Bahamas. Miramar City Hall is now a drop off site for donations a Bahamas relief effort.

Lawmakers on Thursday blasted Donald Trump’s plan to siphon $400 million from military construction projects in Puerto Rico to help pay for his long-promised wall.

U.S. immigration officials deported 120 Cubans on a single flight last week – one of its “largest” Cuba repatriation missions in recent history.

Haitian national, Lexius Saint Martin, who had lived in Waterville, Maine until his deportation in early 2018, has been pardoned by Democratic Gov. Janet Mills.

The family of 23-year-old Jamaican athlete, Twayne Crooks, who died from stage four stomach cancer in New Orleans, last Sunday, is seeking help to take his body to Jamaica for burial.

And four Afro-Dominican models can be seen gracing the cover of Vogue Mexico and Vogue Latin America’s September issue — a historical feat made all the more exceptional by the fact that the September issue is considered the most important for fashion magazines.

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