News Americas, NEW YORK,NY, Tues. May 14, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean, Latin America and their Diasporas for this Tuesday morning May 14, 2019:
Billionaire Alkivaides David says he will file a 100 million lawsuit against the St. Kitts government and PM Timothy Harris this week. This comes after the billionaire was arrested and charged with “drug importation” after taking in hemp seeds to start a CDB consortium on the island.
David, however, says he plans to explain how CBD can help St. Kitts. Alki David and Chase Ergen say they have a plan that will create thousands of jobs on the island and double GDP;Current tensions risk the nation’s chance at leading a multi-billion dollar industry. On Weds, David and Swissx will host a symposium in Basseterre, seeking to educate everyone with a stake in revitalizing the St. Kittts-Nevis economy.
The UK says it has no intentions of forcing its Overseas Territories, like the BVI, to legalize same-sex marriages.
A 17-year-old May Pen, Jamaica High School students is the third schoolgirl killed in the past four weeks.
A Bahamas jet ski operator has been charged with raping an American tourist.
Carnival cruise ships illegally dumped waste, including treated sewage, into Turks and Caicos Waters the Weekly Sun is reporting.
The Dominican Republic home of Venezuelan billionaire, Samark López Bello, has reportedly been raided by the feds.
Argentine lawmaker, Héctor Olivares, who was shot last Thursday in Buenos Aires, has died of his wounds.
A Chinese cargo plane arrived in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas on Monday with medical supplies.
The Starfish Hotel in Grenada has shut its doors as it prepares to be transformed to the Royalton.
And Haiti is the only Caribbean side to book a spot in the 2019 FIFA Under-17 World Cup.