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Lightbourne: U.S. Didn’t Want to Listen

 Jamaican Justice Minister Dorothy Lightbourne took the stand in the high-profile Commission of Enquiry yesterday, and charged that the Christopher Coke affair could have been resolved far earlier if not for the approach of the United States. “I think that …

CARICOM Mourns Sir Allan Fitzgerald Louisy, Former St. Lucian Prime Minister

 By the Caribbean Journal Staff The condolences have poured in from across the region for the loss of Sir Allan Fitzgerald Louisy, who served as Prime Minister of St. Lucia from 1979-1981, along with a five-year stint as the leader …

Jamaicans Still Buying into Financial Schemes

 Jamaica’s FSC Senior Management Team Jamaica has been home to the high-profile OLINT issue, what some have dubbed the Caribbean’s version of the Bernard Madoff controversy. But according to the Jamaican Financial Services Commission, there are 64 unregulated investment schemes …

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 Buju Banton a.k.a. Mark Myrie The U.S. Government filed its response to Buju Banton’s motion for bond following his conviction last week in his high-profile narcotics trial. Assistant United States Attorney James Preston, Jr. argued that Banton, whose real name …

 The opposition walked out of the Bahamian House of Assembly on Thursday night, and now some public accusations have been made concerning Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham. The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) walked out of the House during a budget debate. …

 By the Caribbean Journal Staff The latest International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) compiled by the U.S. State Department showed Jamaica continuing to be the largest Caribbean supplier of marijuana to America.  It also made several indictments of public corruption …

 The question of increased Haitian immigration is nothing new to the Bahamas — but new problems are beginning to emerge in the so-called “Haitian villages” set up by immigrants. A fire broke out in a shantytown off Fire Trail Road …

 Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding, in a letter to the Commission of Enquiry investigating the Manatt, Phelps and Phillips extradition scandal, maintained that the Government did not hire the Manatt firm to lobby the White House on behalf of Christopher …

 By Alexander Britell As attention in the United States focuses on a sometimes-ugly battle by public servants and the government over benefits, public-employee protesters are turning Port-of-Spain into a more civilized version of Madison, Wisconsin. Nearly 150 protestors demonstrated outside …

 Justice Minister and Attorney General Dorothy Lightbourne is set to take the stand at the Manatt Commission of Enquiry today, Lightbourne will testify today if former Jamaica Labour Party general secretary, Karl Samuda, finishes his testimony in today’s session. Yesterday, …

 The man whose testimony may be the most important of any in the Jamaican Commission of Enquiry concerning the Manatt, Phelps and Phillips affair, Prime Minister Bruce Golding, is asking the commission to consider his “obligation to attend to the …

 The International Monetary Fund has sent a team to Antigua for a third review of the nation’s performance on a stand-by arrangement with the IMF. According to the Ministry of Finance, the IMF team began the review Monday and will …