Jamaica

U.S. Investors Get Olint Priority

 Federal Court in Orlando, Fla. U.S.-based investors will receive first priority in the Olint case, according to the U.S. Government, and the deadline for filing claims to recover money from David Smith’s failed ponzi scheme has been extended. Victim-witness specialist Elizabeth …

Manatt Commission Set to Report May 16

 Lawyers in the Manatt-Dudus Commission of Enquiry in Jamaica made their final submissions yesterday as the commission prepares to present its report by the May 16 deadline. The report centers on two main questions — whether the extradition of Christopher …

Jamaica Reports Increase in Cruise Ships

 There was a nearly double-digit increase in the number of cruise ship arrivals to Jamaica during the winter, according to Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett. “The stage is now set for yet another remarkable year of performance in terms of …

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 Jamaican Tony Ashman, who was slated to be extradited from Jamaica to England to face a murder charge, has been detained for more than 60 days without being extradited. Now, pressure in the country, led by the opposition People’s National …

 If Jamaica can reduce its crime rate to the level of Costa Rica, it could see a 5.4 percent increase in gross domestic product, according to the World Bank’s World Development Report for 2011. “Indirect costs — associated with stress …

 Minister of Finance and Public Service Audley Shaw The Jamaican Government temporarily reduced the ad valorem tax on petrol from 15 percent to 10 percent yesterday, with the cut set to take effect Thursday. The move came after threats of …

 The Jamaican Government is moving to broaden the market of Jamaica’s high-end Blue Mountain Coffee, as the first 16,500 kilogram shipment of Jamaican green bean coffee was sent off on its way to Hangzhou, China. Last year, the Hangzhou Coffee …

 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 …

 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 …

 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, 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …