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Op-Ed: David Rowe on Blackstone, the Rule of Law and the JDIP

 By David P RoweOp-Ed Contributor Sir William Blackstone, (1723-1780) was an exhibitioner of Pembroke College Oxford. He wrote his immortal commentaries on the laws of England, and thought that all law students must first have a University degree to lay …

Op-Ed: David Rowe on the End of the Line for Christopher Coke

 By David P RoweOp-Ed Contributor Christopher Coke is a violent, politically affiliated Jamaican drug lord who was arrested while disguised as a woman in the company of a friendly pastor. Yesterday, Mr Coke struck a plea bargain with the United …

Rowe: Holness, Nine-Day Wonder?

 Above: National Security Minister Sen. Dwight Nelson, Finance Minister Audley Shaw and Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness (Photo: OPM Jamaica) By David P RoweOp-Ed Contributor In 1554, Lady Jane Grey was, for nine days, Queen of England before her execution …

David Smith Gets 30 Years in Prison

 By Robert Di Pano Caribbean Ponzi schemer David Smith, whose OLINT scheme defrauded investors across Florida and the Caribbean out of over $220 million, has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison in the United States by Judge Mary …

Op-Ed: Plea Bargaining in Jamaica

 By Paige ReeseOp-Ed Contributor Blood, sweat, and tears undoubtedly contributed to the enactment of Jamaica’s Plea Negotiations and Agreements Act in 2010. Though this appears to have been a necessary step toward resolving Jamaica’s clogged court system, debate rages about …

Op-Ed: What Barack Obama’s New Immigration Policy Means for Jamaica

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor Jamaican-American citizens were positively surprised by US President Barack Obama’s bold move to permit young illegal immigrants to work and study in the United States. One of the major problems fueling crime in Jamaica is the …

Op-Ed: A Conclusion for Jamaica’s Coke?

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor Christopher Coke received a 23-year sentence Friday for racketeering conspiracy and conspiracy to commit assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering from Judge Robert Patterson Of the Southern District of New York. According to …

Beenie Man Regains United States Visa

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican reggae star Beenie Man has regained his United States visa, he announced today in a release. According to a spokesperson, Beenie Man, whose real name is Moses David, said he re-affirmed his “commitment to …

Martinique, Puerto Rico Top Winners at 2020 Caribbean Rum Awards in St Barth

 There’s a new epicenter in the world of Caribbean rum: the island of St Barth.  In a turbulent year around the world, the island played host to the ultimate rum experience of 2020: the Caribbean Rum Awards and St Barth …

A Caribbean Music Playlist That Will Take You to the Beach

 Next to smell, there’s nothing like music to spark memories. So while we can’t bring you the fragrance of Frangipani (or even suntan lotion), these 15 songs capture the memory of times spent relaxing on Caribbean beaches, drinking rum drinks …

Caribbean History: Remembering Jamaica’s Moses Delgado

 By David P. RoweCJ Contributor Moses Delgado was as one of the leading businessmen in nineteenth century Jamaica as well as being a civil rights leader and pioneer in the commercial development of Kingston — and a major figure in the …

Caribbean History: Remembering ANR Robinson

 By David P. RoweCJ Contributor One of the Caribbean’s political giants of the 20th century was Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson, a lawyer, statesman and patriot who survived the violent attempted coup in Trinidad. Robinson was born on the island of …

Caribbean History: Remembering Maurice Bishop

 Our new Caribbean History feature takes a look at the major people and moments in the history of the region. By David P. Rowe One of the most important Caribbean leaders of the 20th century was Maurice Bishop. His career …

University of Miami Panel Looks at Crime Problem in Jamaica

 Leading scholars from Florida and Jamaica convened at the University of Miami School of Law this past week for a high-level discussion on Jamaica’s ongoing crime problem. The panel discussion, convened by Caribbean law expert and University of Miami Adjunct …

Muhammad Ali and Jamaica

 Jamaica’s love affair with the Greatest. By David RoweCJ Contributor Jamaicans first embraced then-Cassius Clay in 1964 after listening to his upset victory over the champion Sonny Liston on rediffusion radio. He was then young and brash and declared himself …

The Voice of Caribbean Cricket

 By David P. RoweCJ Contributor The news this week that Tony Cozier had died was shattering and tragic for many cricket fans internationally and fans of West Indian cricket especially. For those of us who were children and cricket fans …

In Miami, Addressing the Caribbean Case for Reparations

 The University of Miami School of Law hosted a major summit this week focusing on the question of reparations for slavery in the Caribbean. The conference, led by University of Miami Caribbean Law professor David P. Rowe and the school’s …

Jamaica and the World

 Jamaica’s diplomatic future By David P RoweOp-Ed Contributor Now that Jamaica has benefitted from a Presidential visit by the United States’ Barack Obama, what is next for the country? And what should be next for Jamaica’s relationship with the rest …

How Tourism Saves Jamaica

 By David P RoweOp-Ed Contributor During the recent Greek debt crisis, commentators have been referring to Jamaica as an example of another country with a huge debt burden. This is true — Jamaica’s gross public debt hovers higher than 120% …