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Jamaicans urged to be more vocal on human rights

IanWilkinsonThe president of the Jamaican Bar Association, Ian Wilkinson, has accused Jamaicans of being too tolerant of injustice.

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T&T Opposition politicians want new head of state to raise section 34 issue with PM

keith rowley talkPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Apr 12, CMC – Opposition politicians Friday said they would ask newly elected President Anthony Carmona to request from Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar the reasons behind the early proclamation of the highly controversial section 34 of the Administration of Justice (Indictable Proceedings) Act.

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Commonwealth parliamentarians meet in Cayman

Cayman-ParliamentNew programmes to assist parliamentarians in contributing effectively to the new Commonwealth Charter will be proposed at a major meeting of Commonwealth Members of Parliament this week in the Cayman Islands. 

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Minister Marcella Liburd blasts PAM, CCM on unity issue, says PAM is weak

marcella-liburd-88BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, 8th April 2013– The Federation’s lone female government minister Marcella Liburd, on Sunday blasted the opposition People’s Action Movement (PAM) accusing it of selling out the people of St. Kitts in the 1983 Constitutional Talks and stated that the Party only calls for unity when it is weak.

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US Senate group considers large reduction in family visas

immigration-pix091Key senators are developing plans that would make it harder for the relatives of U.S. citizens to immigrate to this country, while easing the path for more high-skilled foreign workers, according to lawmakers and others negotiating an immigration deal.

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JN Foundation launches its Social Enterprise Boost Initiative

Saffrey-Brown1The philanthropic arm of the Jamaica National Building Society has launched its Social Enterprise Boost Initiative (SEBI), in co-operation with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). 

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Hague hits back at Ewing in UK-TCI war of words

(CNS): As relations between the Cayman Islands and the UK appear to have improved a little, the mood between the Turks and Caicos Islands and the mother country seems to have deteriorated further.

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EXPRESS EDITORIAL: Mr Warner must step aside

Jack-Warner-007FOR the umpteenth time, it seems, since he came into office as a member of the People’s Partnership Government, Jack Warner’s name is again the subject of international scrutiny for all the wrong reasons.

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EXPRESS EDITORIAL: Mr Warner's wild remarks

It seems that every time National Security Minister Jack Warner opens his mouth now, he further erodes confidence in the Government. Mr Warner's latest faux pas is his allegation, made under cover of parliamentary privilege last Friday, that Congress of the People member Vernon de Lima had attended a meeting at which plans to "destabilise the country" were discussed. Mr de Lima has denied attending the meeting, while George Bell, who admitted that a meeting took place at his home, says no such talk took place.

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500 Jamaicans deported from Caricom countries last year - 26 deported from Jamaica

shaniquemyrie1KINGSTON, Jamaica, March 24, 2013 - OVER 500 Jamaicans were deported from other Caricom countries and Curacao last year, according to figures presented to the Senate on Friday by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade AJ Nicholson.

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René Préval, PetroCaribe and the U.S. opposition

Former President René Préval doesn't get enough credit for making the bold determination to bring Parliament to ratify and bring Haiti into Venezuela's PetroCaribe agreement. Préval did this despite the efforts of the U.S. George W. Bush administration, the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince and Big Oil, who aimed to stop Haiti from joining the program that was ultimately realized in March 8, 2008 and today accounts for more than half of current government of Haiti's annual national budget.

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Caribbean Freedom of Information Network launched at Landmark Conference

Freedom-of-InformationKINGSTON, Jamaica March 23, 2013 – For the first time, Caribbean governments and civil society have come together to discuss access to information, public participation in governance, and access to justice at a landmark conference held in Kingston, Jamaica.

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Jamaican defence attorney troubled by lottery-scam law

KINGSTON, Jamaica March 11, 2013 - Defence attorney Bert Samuels has described provisions in the proposed lottery-scam legislation as scary, predicting they will lead to people being afraid to conduct business in the country.

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24 years since Grand Anse and still no Single Market says Sir Shridath

Gonsalves-Sir ShridathFormer Chairman of the West Indian Commission, Sir Shridath Ramphal, has bemoaned the fact thatits been 24 years since the submission of his recommendations for the establishment of a Single Market and Economy in the region, and to date, nothing decisive has happened.

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End to US fiscal crisis will help Caribbean states

NASSAU, Bahamas, March 10, 2013 - The inability of American lawmakers to agree on budgetary measures threatens small Caribbean economies, asserts a former finance minister.

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Gun control reform in America. Is there a role for Jamaica?

earl a moxamKINGSTON, Jamaica, March 22, 2013- Last week the US Senate Special Committee on Ageing held hearings on the impact of the infamous lottery scam emanating from Jamaica on American citizens, particularly vulnerable seniors.

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Jamaicans treated unfairly in B'dos, says lawyer

Bdos-statsFIGURES released into evidence in the case involving Jamaican Shanique Myrie versus the Government of Barbados by attorneys representing the Jamaican Government at the just-concluded sitting of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in Kingston show that 266 Jamaicans were refused entry into Barbados in 2011.

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JAMAICA - Defamation Bill to Be Tabled In Parliament

sandrea-falconerA modern defamation bill, which seeks to protect journalists in the execution of their duties, is to go before Jamaica’s Parliament shortly. Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator Sandrea Falconer, told journalists at a Jamaica House press briefing that Cabinet had approved the tabling of the bill to correct inadequacies in the present defamation laws.

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The Caribbean's debt to Hugo Chávez

Venezuela's late president, Hugo Chávez, was one of those figures about whom almost everyone had an opinion. Loved and hated in varying measure across the Americas, his death on March 5 is likely to have a profound effect on the countries of the Caribbean Basin.

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Grenada’s St. George's University up for sale?

 St.-Georges-UniversityNEW YORK | Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:35pm EDT (Reuters) - Grenada's St. George's University, which came to prominence in 1983 when U.S. President Ronald Reagan sent in troops to evacuate American students following a military coup, is up for sale, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

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Tribute to Chavez

chavezonthestreetsforchavezCARACAS — At two defining moments of his rule, Venezuela’s theatrical leader Hugo Chavez took a small silver crucifix from his pocket and held it above his head.

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