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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 …

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 …

NDP Leader Renward Wells: Time for Third Party in Bahamas

 Renward Wells, leader of the National Development Party in the Bahamas, said it was time for a third party to make a significant difference in Bahamian politics. “We believe that it is high time for another party, other than the …

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 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 Clockwise from top left: Shahine Robinson, Bruce Golding, Daryl Vaz, Everald Warmington, Michael Stern and Gregory Mair A day after Jamaican MP Everald Warmington resigned after he said he felt he had violated the Jamaican constitution’s provisions on parliamentary eligibility, …

 Jamaican MP Everald Warmington has resigned his seat in the Jamaican House of Representatives, giving up the constituency of South West St. Catherine. Warmington said he resigned because he felt he had offended section 40(2) of the Constitution, which involves …

 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 …

 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, …

 

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