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Jamaican Dancehall Artist Vybz Kartel Found Guilty of Murder

 Above: Vybz Kartel By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican dancehall star Vybz Kartel and three other men have been convicted of murder following a long trial. Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, was found guilty of murder by a …

UN Deplores Murder of Jamaican Lawyer

 Above: UNHCR headquarters in Geneva By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations Refugee Agency is “deploring” the abduction and murder of Jamaican lawyer Clover Graham. Graham, who was the UN High Commissioner for Refugee’s honorary liaison in Jamaica, was …

Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño Signs New Penal Code into Effect

 Above: Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño (Photo: OG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico now has a new Penal Code, following a signing ceremony by Governor Luis Fortuño. “Today we make history, by offering greater protection and justice to …

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 Above: the Jose Toledo Federal Building in San Juan By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño has signed several measures aimed at improving security in Puerto Rico. The first provides the elements necessary to revoke bail for …

 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 …

 Above: Jamaican National Security Minister Peter Bunting (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s murder rate has fallen from a rate of 3.1 per day to two per day, according to National Security Minister Peter Bunting. That represents a …

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor Jamaica currently has one of the highest murder rates in the world. More people are killed proportionally in Jamaica monthly than are recorded killed in Afghanistan and Iraq in the same period. The country remains among …

 Above: Minister of National Security Peter Bunting (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The murder rate in March was the lowest in Jamaica since February 2003, according to National Security Minister Peter Bunting. There were a total of 69 …

 Above: the Lee Llewellyn Moore Judicial and Legal Service Complex By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis lawmakers have replaced the federation’s 135-year-old Evidence Act, an original British statute. The new law, which passed the National Assembly unanimously, …

 Above: Justice Minister and Attorney General Patrice Nisbett (Photo: CUOPM) By the Caribbean Journal staff With increased incidence of witness tampering and other interference with criminal trials in St Kitts and Nevis, Attorney General Patrice Nisbett says new legislation has …