Caribbean News Roundup – Dec. 6, 2018

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Dec. 5, 2018: Here are the top headlines making news from across the Caribbean for today, Thurs. Dec. 6, 2018.

Visa Rules Could Force Caribbean Born X-Factor Winner To Leave UK

While everyone is still buzzing over Jamaican-born X-Factor winner Dalton Harris, news just out of the UK says he may be forced to leave Britain soon.

The 24-year-old The Power of Love singer, who won the competition on Sunday, said his visa only allowed him to stay in the UK for the duration of the show, meaning he has days to leave and return to Jamaica.

Show bosses are now said to be negotiating for him to stay in the country since the latest news has put the single promotion and his place on the X Factor live tour in jeopardy.

Harris’ debut single featuring former X Factor champion James Arthur is currently at number one on the UK iTunes chart Continue Reading

Former Bermuda Premier At President Bush’s Funeral

A former Premier of Bermuda was in D.C. yesterday, attending the funeral of former United States president George H.W. Bush. Sir John Swan flew to Washington to attend the funeral of the man who went from political colleague to friend over the years. Continue Reading

Trinidad Mas Camp Cuts Ties With Model After Racist Video

A Trinidad mas camp has been forced to cut ties with a model and issue an apology after a racist video surfaced.

The young woman has been identified as Raina Farfan who made a video calling herself “nigger-Raina” and giggling about being a “Coolie” after she obtained a spray tan.

Dean Ackin, leader of the Tribe Inc, yesterday distanced the band from the statements made in a Facebook video. “The position of Harts Carnival Band and the wider group of bands in the Tribe family is straight-forward and uncompromising – we do not and will not tolerate any kind of racist or prejudicial language or behaviour. The recent video of a young lady using offensively racist language does not reflect our values. Her utterances have caused great distress and more importantly hurt to many.”
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Three Dead In Dominican Republic Explosion

A major explosion in the Dominican Republic has left at least three people dead and 44 were injured in the Dominican capital of Santo Domingo, authorities said. Among the injured were 13 children who were attending a school located in front of the Polyplas company where the explosion at a plastics company occurred, Maria Gomez, a spokeswoman for the country’s National Health Service, told The Associated Press. Continue Reading

Guyana President To Undergo More Chemo

President David Granger is back in Cuba for a second round of chemotherapy to treat his recently diagnosed cancer, revealing that he has several more rounds to go in a treatment schedule that will take him into the middle of next year. He is due to return to Guyana by weekend. Continue Reading

Will This Barbados MP Cross The Floor?

Discord over Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley’s controversial departure from the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) surfaced yesterday as the House of Assembly debated matters related to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). Continue Reading

Bravo Recalled To West Indies Squad

Middle-order batsman Darren Bravo was recalled on Wednesday after more than two years away from ODI cricket as the West Indies named a 15-man squad for their three-match series against Bangladesh. Left-handed Bravo won the last of his 96 one-day international caps against Pakistan in October 2016, but returns after featuring in the West Indies’ recent Twenty20 series in India. Continue Reading

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