Tag: Law


Iraq Passes Law To Criminalize Relations With Israel

Violators of the anti-Israel law could face penalties including life imprisonment or even the death sentence. The parliament said in a statement that the legislation was “a true reflection of the will of the people”. Iraq’s parliament has been unable to convene on any other issue bar the law prohibiting ties with Israel, including electing a new president and forming […]


U.S. Supreme Court Rebuffs Challenge To Obamacare

After the July 27, 2017, vote on the Health Care Freedom Act, Newsweek “found at least 70 Republican-led attempts to repeal, modify or otherwise curb the Affordable Care Act since its inception as law on March 23, 2010.” The latest attempt was made by Texas and 17 other Republican-governed states to have the law struck down by the U.S. Supreme […]


President Trump Cuts Pal Some Slack

The U.S. President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of his longtime friend and adviser Roger Stone in time to spare him from prison. Stone was convicted of lying under oath to legislators investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Trump has been accused of intervening in the case to protect an associate in a criminal case and his […]


Jamaican Gets Overseas Supreme Court Appointment

A Jamaican has been appointed a judge in Florida’s Supreme Court. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Renatha Francis, who is currently a judge for the Florida 15th Circuit Court. The governor said Ms. Francis is the first person from the Caribbean to be appointed to Florida’s Supreme Court. Francis received a Bachelor of Science from the University […]


New Bill Breeds Protests In India

Photo credit: DiplomatTesterMan People took to the streets to protest a new citizenship bill passed by the Narendra Modi led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government. The new law excludes Muslim immigrants from becoming citizens. The controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) will fast-track citizenship for religious minorities, including Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis, and Christians, from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. Opposition […]


Two Ministerial Orders Signed For Plastic Ban

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, with responsibility for the Environment, Hon. Daryl Vaz, says two Ministerial Orders have been signed to reinforce the ban on some single-use plastics on January 1, 2019. “Two Ministerial Orders have been gazetted, one under the Trade Act and the other under the Natural Resources and Conservation Authority […]


Thailand Catches Marijuana Fever

Thailand is not only the latest country to join the line of countries that are seeking to cash in on the marijuana trade but is also the first country in Southeast Asia to legalize medical marijuana. The country is also is considering exporting the weed that’s currently banned there. Today, more and more countries are in a global rush to […]


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 […]


India’s New Law — Death Penalty For Child Rapists

The government of India has approved the introduction of the death penalty for child rapists, amid the outcry and protest over several high-profile cases. The country’s new penal code applies to those convicted of raping a child under the age of 12. There have been nationwide protests in recent weeks over the gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl. […]

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Rapper Wiz Khalifa In A Spot Of Bother With The Law

27-year-old Cameron Jibril Thomaz, better known by the stage name Wiz Khalifa, was allegedly arrested at the Los Angeles International Airport. The American rapper, songwriter, and actor was returning from a sold out performance in France and Finland when he was reportedly apprehended by the police for the refusal to get off his hoverboard inside the airport. “Haven’t been slammed […]