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NEWS

Trump Gets Romney’s Support

Although Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney voted to convict President Donald Trump on the first impeachment article, thus becoming the first senator ever to vote against his own party’s president in an impeachment trial. Today, President Trump is getting support from the Senator to nominate a new supreme court justice. This move has dashed Democrats’ hopes of blocking a successor […]

POLITICS

Suriname’s President Desi Bouterse Found Guilty!

Following a Military Court trial in Suriname, 74-year-old President Desi Bouterse was sentenced to 20 years in prison over the execution of 15 political opponents in 1982. The President will have two weeks to appeal his conviction following his return from official business in China. Bouterse has previously denied the allegations. He claimed the victims, who included lawyers, union leaders, […]

POLITICS

Brazil’s Former President Lula Walks To Freedom

Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has been released from prison following a supreme court ruling. The 74-year-old former leader, who was serving a 12-year corruption sentence, was freed after Brazil’s supreme court ruled that defendants could only be imprisoned after all appeals to higher courts had been exhausted. The ruling paved the way not only for Lula’s […]

POLITICS

Jack Warner Sues TTFA

Jack Warner, the former president of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) and vice-president of Fifa, has sued the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) over unpaid loans. The Trinidad & Tobago Guardian newspaper has reported that Warner has sued the body to the tune of almost TT$16m (€2.1m/$2.4m). The report added that Warner’s lawsuit […]

Jamaica

NIDS Court Fall Out Sends Ja’s Government Back To The Drawing Board

The Government National Identification Act (NIDS) was weighed in a balance and found wanting as the Supreme Court Justices struck down the Act, ruling it null and void. A panel comprising Chief Justice Bryan Sykes, Justice David Batts, and Justice Lisa Palmer Hamilton made their judgment following a challenge to the Act brought before the courts by the opposition political […]

POLITICS

Judge’s Temple Ruling Breeds Street Protest In India

Thousands of people took to the streets in India after court rulings overturned a ban on women aged 10 to 50 from setting foot inside the Sabarimala temple in Kerala state. Hindu hardliners threw stones, marched, and clashed with police as they tried to prevent women from entering the temple. At the same time, riot police fired tear gas and […]

Jamaica

Sykes Praises Former Chief Justices

Chief Justice, Hon. Bryan Sykes, has lauded the contributions made by former Chief Justices, Zaila McCalla and Lensley Wolfe, to the country’s court system. Chief Justice Sykes, who was speaking at the official opening of the newly expanded Court of Appeal building in downtown Kingston on December 12, noted that the reform of the justice system was set in motion […]

NEWS

Jamaica Bent On Crime Stop

Jamaica’s Minister of National Security, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says the Government is intensifying efforts to disrupt organized criminal gang activity and restore law and order to affected communities. “Our policy position of dealing with gang leaders is to see them arrested, charged and incarcerated for their crimes against people and the State. We envision in the media, images of […]

NEWS

President Trump Tongue Lashes Senator

President Trump was in his usual no holds barred mood on Thursday when he lashed out at a Democratic senator who publicly shared what Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch allegedly shared with him. The Democratic senator reportedly said Gorsuch had shared with him that he found Trump’s attacks on the federal judiciary “disheartening” and “demoralizing.” Turning to his favorite communication […]