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Trinidad and Tobago: Antigua Antigua’s Parliament has given the government the green light to borrow a US$1.58 million loan from Banco del ALBA to acquire additional shares in the cash-strapped regional LIAT. Comment

MASS DEPORTATIONS

Haiti: The Bahamian government, still reeling from last month’s widespread destruction of Abaco and Grand Bahama family islands by Hurricane Dorian, has begun mass deportation of Haitian nationals in a move that is being widely condemned by civil society groups and the United Nations. Comment

SPORTS POWER

Jamaica: Jamaica was third overall and, as expected, led the Caribbean charge in a total 18 medal-haul for the region at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Qatar, Doha 2019, the games that decide global sports supremacy between Olympics. Comment

Parker lauds Gov. Cuomo for allowing Bahamian students to move to NY

Brooklyn: Senator Kevin Parker, who represents Brooklyn’s 21st Senate District, that encompasses sections of Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Ditmas Park, Kensington, Windsor Terrace and Park Slope, thanked Governor, Andrew M. Cuomo for his leadership and forward thinking, by allowing students from The Bahamas to relocate in New York. Comment

MIGRANTS TOUGH CALL

Caribbean: Still reeling from the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian last month, The Bahamas has begun to take a hard line against immigrants in devastated areas with cabinet ministers urging workers operating there even legally to go home until living conditions improve. Comment

CARICOM Consular Corps, Vincy groups aid The Bahamas relief

St Vincent: Over the last two weekends, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Consular Corps in New York has been collaborating with Vincentian organizations in Brooklyn in collecting and organizing relief supplies for hurricane-ravaged Bahamas. Comment

Mathieu Eugene launches relief effort for The Bahamas

Caribbean: Council Member Mathieu Eugene, in partnership with local organizations, has launched a relief effort at the District Office to provide aid to the Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. The resulting devastation of the storm has resulted in 51 deaths, with thousands of residents missing and without food, and nearly 70,000 left homeless. Comment

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