Samuda Speaks Out Against Critics Following Rift Over EWI

Opposition Spokesman on Energy, Karl Samuda, has responded to criticism from within the Jamaica Labour Party, by stating that he did not challenge a stance outlined by Opposition Leader, Andrew Holness, regarding the Government’s Electricity Sector Enterprise Team, ESET.

Mr. Samuda’s statement on Tuesday that the Opposition supports the work of...Read More »

Florida Woman Prisoned for Arranging Marriages Between Jamaicans & Americans

A woman from the city of Tampa in Florida, who arranged at least 10 fraudulent marriages intended to let Jamaicans gain citizenship in the United States, has been sent to federal prison for 15 months.

The woman, 55 year old Cassandra Hamilton, was yesterday sentenced by a federal judge for engaging...Read More »

NDM Blames Political Culture for Jamaica's Fall in Human Development Index

The National Democratic Movement has described as alarming, Jamaica’s ranking in the latest United Nations Human Development Index.

The report which was released yesterday has seen Jamaica fall 11 places from 85 in 2003 to 96 this year.

NDM President, Peter Townsend, says this year’s ranking is testament to the negative impact...Read More »

Police Inspector, Former Public Offical Arrested

A Police Inspector and a former public official are in police custody this afternoon, following a major operation by the Major Organized Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency, MOCA.

Its understood that both men are brothers.

They’ve been detained in relation to what MOCA is describing as a forgery and conspiracy related investigation.

Nationwide News...Read More »

Spanish Town Criminal Court Frees Sex Predator

A St. Catherine man who’s charged with having sexual intercourse with a person under 16-years-old, was freed in the Spanish Town Criminal Court on Tuesday.

The man Theodore Grahame was sent on his way when the arresting officer failed to attend court to give evidence.

Grahame, was also freed of charges of...Read More »

US Praising Jamaica's Clampown on Lottery Scam, Bunting says

National Security Minister, Peter Bunting, says the work of Jamaica’s lotto scam task force which this week detained over fifty persons suspected of being operatives in the deadly lotto scam, has been receiving rave reviews from the United States.

He says the unit, which comprises 13-investigators, has successfully prosecuted over 6-hundred...Read More »

Amnesty International Criticizes Bunting over Refusal to Disclose Information on Ellington

Human rights group, Amnesty International, says National Security Minister, Peter Bunting’s refusal to disclose information on investigations into allegations of human rights violations by the Police Force in Jamaica is worrying.

The group issued a statement today in which it sharply criticized a recent statement made to parliament by the Security...Read More »

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