CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – AUG. 30, 2019

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Caribbean roots customers carry plywood to a cart at a Home Depot Inc. store ahead of Hurricane Dorian in Oakland Park, Florida, U.S., on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (Photographer: Christina Mendenhall/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean and its Diaspora this Friday morning August 30, 2019:

Caribbean nationals in Florida were among those joining lines to grab last minute supplies like water Thursday as they prepare for the approach of Hurricane Dorian which could arrive in the state as early as Sunday night.

Hurricane Dorian is on track to approach the northwestern Bahamas Saturday, and move near or over portions of the northwest Bahamas on Sunday.

A Harford County, Maryland judge has set bail at $375,000 for Carloo Everton Watson, a Jamaican born New Jersey man charged in the March crash that killed the president of Klein’s ShopRite and a 7-year-old.

Jamaican Suzette Lopez is facing deportation after losing $560,000 to scammers in New Orleans in pursuit of an investor green card in the U.S.

Haiti’s president Jovenel Moise says he will serve out his term despite rising violence, poor economic performance and months of protests.

Hess Corporation on Thursday announced the Liza Destiny, Guyana’s first oil production vessel, arrived at its Stabroek Block following a 42 day journey from Singapore.

An appeal from Premier of the Cayman Islands, Alden McLaughlin to stop gay marriage there opened in court this week.

Former Mets stars Octavio Dotel and Luis Castillo were released from jail on Thursday after a judge ruled that there was insufficient evidence to link them to drug kingpin Cesar Emilio Peralta.

A thick blanket of sargassum seaweed is currently resting along the shore of Anegada in the BVI. The seaweed washed up during Hurricane Dorian.

And Alan Emtage, the Barbadian inventor dubbed the Father of the Internet Search Engine, is among ten Caribbean people who will receive honorary degrees from the University of the West Indies during the 2019 graduation ceremonies.