Caribbean News Roundup – Nov. 20, 2018

Demonstrators take part during the 7th edition of the march 'One Step for My Family', against the abortion legalisation in the Santo Domingo Malecon, Dominican Republic, on November 18, 2018. (Photo credit: ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images) USA, LLC

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues, Nov. 20, 2018: Here are the top headlines making news from across the Caribbean for today, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.

Total Abortion Ban Threatens Women’s Health In This Caribbean Nation Says HRW

A total ban on abortion in one Caribbean nation threatens women’s health and lives and violates their rights, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Monday. Human Rights Watch interviewed 50 women and girls ages 15 to 43, in four provinces, all of whom had been pregnant at least once, and dozens of health and social service providers and other experts. The country’s criminal code imposes prison sentences of up to two years on women and girls who induce abortions and up to 20 years for medical professionals who provide them. Continue Reading

Protesters In Haiti Want President to Go

Thousands took to the streets of Port-Au-Prince Sunday to protest and demand the ouster of the country’s president over the PetroCaribe scandal. Two people reportedly lost their lives and several others were injured after gunmen in unmarked cars fired into the crowd. Continue Reading

A 63-Year-Old Woman In Barbados Has Been Jailed For Killing Husband

An innocent looking 63-year-old woman was on Monday remanded to prison in Barbados for killing her husband in September. Continue Reading

Man Steals Bus And Goes On A Joyride In Trinidad and Tobago

A woman in Trinidad and Tobago was critically injured Monday when a thief commandeered a PTSC passenger bus in the pre-dawn hours and crashed into her house. Continue Reading

Sexting Is A Major Activity In  Jamaica

 Sexting is a major online activity for a high percentage of Jamaica’s teenagers, a new study by the one Caribbean university has revealed. According to the findings, 60 per cent of students across several grade levels acknowledged receiving nude or partially nude images.  Continue Reading

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Dominica Is Eying Medical Marijuana

Another Caribbean nation – this time Dominica – says its looking into medical marijuana and how, if at all, the country can benefit from it. Continue Reading

St. Vincent Man Suspected Of Murder Nabbed In Grenada

A St. Vincent and the Grenadines national suspected of murder in his homeland has been nabbed in Grenada and handed over to authorities there. Continue Reading

The West Indies Women Are In The Semis

The West Indies Woman squad are in the World T20 semi-finals and will face Australia Friday in Guyana. The Windies team is the reigning World T20 champions. Continue Reading

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This Trinidadian Teen Is Fighting Obesity

Dannielle Bennett, together with her mom, Doctor Michelle Trotman Bennett, and her father (Retired) Lieutenant Colonel Neil Bennett,  promoted the Healthy Lifestyle through Sports for the Awareness of Obesity in Youth” in Trinidad and Tobago on Nov. 18, 2018.

A Trinidadian teen athlete has made it her mission in the past six years to fight childhood obesity. Dannielle Bennett, together with her mom, Doctor Michelle Trotman Bennett, and her father (Retired) Lieutenant Colonel Neil Bennett, again this year hosted an obesity awareness ride on Sunday November 18, 2018, under the theme: ‘Healthy Lifestyle through Sports for the Awareness of Obesity in Youth.”

The ride began from The Tacarigua Ophan Home, then stopping in Arima at the Dial, before continuing on to Sande Grande and the final stop at The Salybia Beach for a Health Fair and Awareness of Healthy Life Style. Medals and Prizes were handed out to the youngest and oldest riders with the greatest endurance. The distance between the Tacarigua Ophan Home and Salybia Beach Resort is 46.8 miles. About 90 riders took part in the ride. Grenada was represented by 13 riders and 12 riders, were from Tobago. The ride was sponsored by Anand Persad, of Hanover Construction Company Limited.

Guess Who Has Been Named Interim Coach Of The West Indies Cricket Squad?

The West Indies Cricket Board has named it’s fielding coach interim coach of the team.  He replaces Stuart Law, who was named Middlesex coach in September. Continue Reading