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Op-Ed: Why Do Legal Cases in Jamaica Take So Long?

April 9, 2014 | 5:04 pm | 0 Comment

Op-Ed: Why Do Legal Cases in Jamaica Take So Long?

By David Rowe Op-Ed ContributorTHERE ARE a number of big legal cases which have attracted the attention of Jamaicans both locally and overseas in recent months, most notably the recently-concluded Vybz Kartel case.What's noteworthy about almost all of them is just how long they seem to take.But why do criminal cases in Jamaica take so long? Some civil cases more...

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Jamaica to Begin Debate on Caribbean Court of Justice

November 28, 2013 | 11:30 am | 0 Comment

Jamaica to Begin Debate on Caribbean Court of Justice

Above: the Caribbean Court of JusticeBy the Caribbean Journal staffJamaica's Parliament will soon begin debate on the country's potential accession to the Caribbean Court of Justice.The House of Representatives will begin debating two bills: an act to amend the Judicature Act and an act to amend the Constitution of Jamaica, according to Minister Phillip more...

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Jamaican Ambassador to United States Visits University of Miami

April 30, 2013 | 1:09 pm | 0 Comment

Jamaican Ambassador to United States Visits University of Miami

Above: Ambassador Stephen Vasciannie, Adjunct Professor David Rowe, Deputy Consul General Don James and Associate Dean for Adjunct Faculty Douglas Bischoff (Photo: University of Miami)By the Caribbean Journal staffJamaican Ambassador to the United States Stephen Vasciannie paid a visit to the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Fla. last more...

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Cayman Swears in Two New Judges

April 22, 2013 | 8:04 am | 0 Comment

Cayman Swears in Two New Judges

Above: Acting Governor Franz Manderson and New Court of Appeal Judge Sir Richard Ground (Photo: GIS)By the Caribbean Journal staffA pair of new judges for the territory have been sworn in by Acting Cayman Islands Governor Franz Manderson.Sir Richard Ground was officially sworn in as a judge of the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal, while Nova Hall was sworn in more...

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Op-Ed: Why Venezuela Ought to Reconsider Its Withdrawal From ICSID

April 5, 2013 | 9:48 am | 0 Comment

Op-Ed: Why Venezuela Ought to Reconsider Its Withdrawal From ICSID

By Alexander G Leventhal Op-Ed ContributorIN JANUARY OF 2012, Venezuela announced that it would withdraw from the ICSID convention, a 1966 treaty that established an arbitration and conciliation institution based in Washington, DC to deal with international investment disputes. The decision came as Venezuela faced mounting challenges from private investors in the more...

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Op-Ed: The Privy Council Conundrum

March 12, 2013 | 12:37 pm | 0 Comment

Op-Ed: The Privy Council Conundrum

By David Rowe Op-Ed ContributorJAMAICAN PRIME MINISTER Portia Simpson-Miller commenced her administration with a political proposal of constitutional ramifications, announcing the government’s intention to remove the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council as Jamaica’s final Court of Appeal.The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council is staffed by a panel of more...

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Haiti Prime Minister Wins Defamation Case Against US Web Site

February 19, 2013 | 5:21 pm | 0 Comment

Haiti Prime Minister Wins Defamation Case Against US Web Site

Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe (Photo: OPM Haiti)By the Caribbean Journal staffHaiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe has won a court judgment in his defamation case against US-based Web site "Haiti Observateur," according to federal court records.The PM and businessman Patrice Baker had brought a defamation action against Leo Joseph, who runs the more...

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Op-Ed: David Smith’s Bid for Parole: A Test for Turks and Caicos

February 5, 2013 | 3:16 pm | 0 Comment

Op-Ed: David Smith’s Bid for Parole: A Test for Turks and Caicos

By Robert Di Pano Op-Ed ContributorIT WOULD BE in the best interest of the Turks and Caicos Islands from an enforcement standpoint to deny convicted Caribbean Ponzi schemer David Smith’s application for parole.The Governor and Parole Board members are encouraged to stand strong despite Smith’s alleged prosecutorial cooperation and not be short-sighted in a more...

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Bahamians Vote Against Legalizing “Web Shop” Gaming, National Lottery

January 28, 2013 | 11:22 pm | 0 Comment

Bahamians Vote Against Legalizing “Web Shop” Gaming, National Lottery

Above: Nassau (CJ Photo)By Alexander BritellBahamians voted by a wide margin Monday to reject a measure that could have legalized and regulated so-called "web shop" gaming establishments, according to preliminary tallies.Bahamian voters also rejected a measure to create a national lottery in the country, where gambling is illegal but so-called "web shop" more...

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US Virgin Islands Prosecutors Report $3 Million in Collections for 2012

December 7, 2012 | 12:08 am | 0 Comment

US Virgin Islands Prosecutors Report $3 Million in Collections for 2012

Above: St ThomasBy the Caribbean Journal staffThe District of the Virgin Islands collected more than $3.02 million in criminal and civil actions for the fiscal year 2012, according to data released by United States Attorney Ronald Sharpe.Of that amount, $1.67 million was collected in criminal actions and $1.35 million was collected in civil actions.That more...

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