CJ Politics

U.S. Firm Manatt, Phelps and Phillips Mum on Commission Evidence

A conference room at the firm’s office The ongoing commission examining efforts by Jamaica’s leaders to lobby the United States concerning the requested extradition of Christopher “Dudus” Coke could hinge on whether U.S. law firm Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, which […]

CJ Politics

Golding, Testifying at Commission, Says No Contact with Coke

As Jamaica’s Manatt Commission of Enquiry draws to a close, Prime Minister Bruce Golding said that he had not tipped off former Tivoli Gardens strongman Christopher “Dudus” Coke after Jamaica received the United States’ extradition request. “I have not seen […]

Jamaica, Barbados Meet to Discuss Alleged Incident at Grantley Adams Airport

Grantley Adams International Airport A five-member Jamaican delegation will meet with officials from Barbados today to talk about the alleged incident March 14 in which Jamaican national Shanique Myrie claimed she endured two demeaning cavity searches by a female immigration […]


David Smith to Plead Guilty to $220M Fraud in Orlando Federal Court

David Smith, who led the failed investment scheme OLINT, will plead guilty to 23 charges in Orlando federal court. Smith, who began OLINT in Jamaican until moving it to Turks and Caicos (where he pleaded guilty to fraud and conspiracy […]

Jamaica Complains to CARICOM on Alleged Barbados Immigration Incident

The Jamaican Government will raise the issue of an alleged mistreatment of a Jamaican woman by Barbados customs officials, Foreign Affairs Minister Ken Baugh announced. Jamaican national Shanique Myrie claims she was subjected to two demeaning cavity searches, along with […]

Jamaica's Manatt Commission Debates Washington Lobbyists

A heated battle took place at the Manatt Commission of Enquiry today in Kingston, as lawyers debated the place of lobbyists in Jamaican history. Frank Phipps, attorney for the Jamaica Labour Party, attempted to support the proposition that the practice […]

CJ Interviews

Interview with Beenie Man: Dancehall, Jimmy Cliff and Buju Banton

Anthony Moses Davis a.k.a Beenie Man has been at the forefront of reggae and dancehall music, both in Jamaica and globally, for two decades. His 2000 album, Art & Life, won the Grammy for Best Reggae Album, and the self-proclaimed […]

Jamaican MPs, Amending Constitution, Pass Charter of Rights

Prime Minister Bruce Golding and Opposition Leader Portia Simpson-Miller Jamaica’s Parliament passed the long-debated Charter of Rights Bill yesterday, which has been discussed for nearly two decades. The new charter, which will replace Chapter III of the Jamaican Constitution, was […]

Jamaica Set to Vote on Charter of Rights

After nearly three decades, the Jamaican Parliament will vote today on the Charter of Rights Bill, which would replace Chapter Three of the Jamaican Constitution, which protects “Fundamental Rights and Freedoms.” In order to pass, the bill, which saw its […]


Jamaican PNP to Gov't: Clarify Position on CCJ

The Caribbean Court of Justice, the court supported by some Caribbean nationals as a pan-Caribbean court of appeal replacing the British Privy Council, has jumped into the news this week as a vote is set to be taken next week […]

Golding Testifies before Commission

Prime Minister Bruce Golding began his long-awaited testimony before the Manatt Commission of Enquiry Friday, saying that he was “livid” when the high-powered Washington, D.C. lobbying firm said it preferred to represent the Government of Jamaica as opposed to the […]

Probe into Alleged Raid on Jamaican Solicitor General's Office

Emil George, chairman of the ongoing Manatt commission of enquiry in Jamaica, has asked police to examine the police visit to the office of Douglas Leys, Solicitor General. Despite reports that a raid on Leys’ office in an attempt to […]


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