Tag: Law

NEWS

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 […]

Jamaica

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 […]

NEWS

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 […]

Jamaica

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 […]

BUSINESS

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 […]

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

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. […]

Social Media Social media

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 […]

COMMENTARY

Exploitation Of Workers By Nail Salon Owners Demands Law Makers Attention

In a heart rending and one of the best pieces of investigative reporting, the New York Times writer Sarah Maslin Nir turned the torchlight on workers in the nail salon industry. Nir’s report brought media attention to the poor conditions under which workers have worked for years and continue to endure until now in the nail salon industry. She noted […]

EDITORIAL

Back Turning Cops Send Wrong Message

The police force is a constituted body of able-bodied men and women empowered by the state to enforce the law, protect property and limit civil disorder. This therefore means that the police force is not only credited with a tremendous amount of responsibility, but also holds authority that is not given to other citizens. Consequently, they must be judge at […]