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DFP still to decide on by-elections

22 May 2010

ROSEAU, Dominica – The minority opposition Dominica Freedom Party (DFP) says it is still to decide whether or not it will contest the two by-elections after the Speaker of the island’s parliament, Alix Boyd-Knights, declared the seats of two opposition legislators vacant... Read More

Eyes on T&T election

22 May 2010

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – A  36-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) mission has arrived here to monitor Monday’s general election, saying it is confident that voters will elect a new government in a free and fair environment. Read More

Who is Christopher 'Dudus' Coke?

22 May 2010

CHRISTOPHER "DUDUS" COKE  is not the average Jamaican. The tentacles of his power and influence stretch across Jamaica and in to the upper echelons of the current government. Read More


Willing to die for 'Dudus'

22 May 2010

KINGSTON – Christopher "Dudus" Coke's influence on West Kingston was put on show yesterday as hundreds of mostly women from Tivoli Gardens and Denham Town poured  into the streets to show support for the man wanted by the United States, and to vent their anger at a... Read More

Coke stand

22 May 2010

A TENSE STAND-OFF in a section of Jamaica’s capital, Kingston, seems set to continue, following the postponement yesterday of a court hearing involving reputed dope dealer and gunrunner Christopher  "Dudus" Coke. Read More

Castro meets with church leaders

21 May 2010

HAVANA – President Raul Castro has held a rare  sit-down with Cuba’s Roman Catholic cardinal and another top cleric, discussing many issues, including  a recent crackdown against dissidents that ended only after the mediation of the church. Read More

Warner queries minister's finances

21 May 2010

PORT-OF-SPAIN – United National Congress (UNC) chairman Jack Warner Wednesday night continued to raise integrity-related questions regarding People’s National Movement  St Joseph candidate Kennedy Swaratsingh. Read More

Abbot seeking top Labour post

21 May 2010

LONDON – Diane Abbot, a candidate with Caribbean heritage, says she will seek the top post in the Labour Party to succeed Gordon Brown, who lost the general election on May 6 and subsequently retired  from active politics. Read More

US govt welcomes decision to extradite

20 May 2010

KINGSTON – The United States Department of Justice has welcomed the government’s decision to sign the extradition request for West Kingston strongman Christopher "Dudus" Coke. Read More


Warrant signed for 'Dudus' arrest

19 May 2010

KINGSTON – A warrant for the arrest of Tivoli Gardens strongman, Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke was signed yesterday morning by a high court judge, the Observer  has learnt. Read More

Sorry Golding begs forgiveness

19 May 2010

The Jamaica government has agreed to extradite a national wanted in the United States on guns and drug related charges as an apologetic and remorseful Prime Minister Bruce Golding asked for forgiveness over the entire matter. Read More

T&T journalists criticised

19 May 2010

PORT OF SPAIN - UNITED National Congress (UNC) chairman Jack Warner has strongly criticised the three journalists who interviewed Prime Minister Patrick Manning on Sunday night, during a government information service programme titled Prime Minister Unplugged. Read More

Arrest warrant for chopper shooter

19 May 2010

SAN JUAN – Federal authorities issued an arrest warrant yesterday for a man they say fired at a  Puerto Rico police helicopter and injured two people, one of whom later died. Read More

Persad-Bissessar's speeches on sale

18 May 2010

LEADER of the United National Congress (UNC), Kamla Persad-Bissessar, was Sunday touted as a long standing advocate of female liberation and equality Read More

Missionary freed

18 May 2010

PORT-AU-PRINCE,  Haiti – A Haitian court has convicted American missionary Laura  Silsby of arranging  to transport 33 children out of the country following the  January 12 earthquake. Read More

OCG concerned about gov't deal

18 May 2010

KINGSTON – THE Office of the Contractor General (OCG) says it has grave concerns regarding Government’s proposed multi-billion dollar deal to sell its 45 per cent stake in the jointly owned Government/Alcoa JAMALCO alumina refinery to the Chinese entity, Zhuhai Hongfan... Read More

'Caribbean a special area'

18 May 2010

Minister of Agriculture Senator Haynesley Benn, wants the General Assembly of the United Nations to designate the Caribbean Sea as a special area within the context of sustainable development. Read More

Jamaica gov't to extradite Dudus

17 May 2010

The Prime Minister Bruce Golding has said sorry for the manner in which he has handled the Manatt affair. He has also confirmed that the justice minister, Dorothy Lightbourne, will sign the extradition request for West Kingston strongman Christopher 'Dudus' Coke. Read More

'No part in plot'

17 May 2010

Fuad Abu Bakr, Political Leader of the New National Vision (NNV) and son  of 1990 attempted coup leader Yasin Abu Bakr, has categorically denied any link between his party and five persons who were arrested after police unearthed a plot to disrupt the 2010 general election.... Read More

'Give us the truth'

17 May 2010

OUTSPOKEN Adventist pastor Lorenzo King Saturday demanded that Prime Minister Bruce Golding tell the nation the "full, . . . truth" Read More


Demand high for campaign T-shirts

17 May 2010

The fashion statement for the month of May is T-shirts  in shades of "balisier red", "rising sun yellow" or just plain white. Read More




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