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By not investigating the U.S. for war crimes, the International Criminal Court shows colonialism still thrives in international law

On April 5, the United States revoked the visa of the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, for her attempts to open an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by the U.S. in Afghanistan. A week later, judges at the ICC rejected Bensouda’s request to open a probe into U.S. involvement in Afghanistan.
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GUYANA wants the Int'l Court to proceed with its border hearing against Venezuela

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, April 19, 2019 - The Government of Guyana says it has decided to ask the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to go ahead with oral hearings into the border controversy with Venezuela because Caracas has refused to submit counter arguments to confirm the validity of the Arbitral Award of 3 October 1899, which fixed the land boundary between the two States.
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JAMAICA | Phillips Urges Meeting for National Consensus on Crime

KINGSTON, Jamaica, April, 17, 2019: Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition Dr Peter Phillips, says the long promised anti-crime meeting of stakeholders to include the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica, the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce, the Peace Management Initiative, the church and others must immediately be convened to hammer out a national consensus against crime and violence.

JAMAICA | Patriots want full disclosure on the sale of public assets

KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 17, 2019: The Patriots, the young professionals’ affiliate of the People’s National Party (PNP), is calling on current Minister of Finance, Hon Dr Nigel Clarke to update the country on his ministry’s privatization agenda including entities to be privatized, modalities for privatization and timelines upon the closing of the Wigton IPO.

JAMAICA | PNP mourns the passing of Pat Rousseau OJ

KINGSTON, Jamaica. April 17, 2019: The People’s National Party (PNP) is mourning the passing of the Hon. Patrick Rousseau, O.J., while celebrating his contribution to the Jamaican nation with over fifty years of public service to law, sports, the bauxite industry and politics.

BRITAIN | Little change for the Windrush Generation after one year

MONTEGO BAY,  April 16, 2019 - The British Guardian says “a year after the government promised to put right its “appalling” treatment of the Windrush generation and committed to reform the Home Office, many of those affected by the scandal remain in acute financial difficulties, and immigration charities say there has been no change in the department’s culture.”
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JAMAICA | Phillips wants Gov't to account for funds borrowed for NIDS

KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 16, 2019 - Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition and President of the People’s National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips, says government must immediately account for the $9 billion (US$68 million) borrowed from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for the implementation of the National Identification Registration System, now declared unconstitutional, null and void and of no legal effect by the Constitutional Court.

GUYANA | Felix responds to opposition passport allegations

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – April 15, 2019 - Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix, has  sought to clear the air in relation to the regulations governing persons seeking Guyanese citizenship and their right to obtain a Guyanese passport.
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JAMAICA | Gov't explains vote for Guaido's nominee at OAS

KINGSTON, Jamaica April 14, 2019 - Jamaica's Foreign Affairs Minister Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, says the country's vote to accerpt accept a representative, designated by Juan Guaidó as Venezuela's representative to the OAS, was in his capacity as President of the National Assembly and not as interim President of Venezuela.

AFRICA | Songs of freedom: the soundtracks of political change in Sudan

KHARTOUM, Sudan, April 12, 2019 -The uprising in Sudan has been vocal – and musical. “Tasqut bas!” – just fall, that’s all – was a commonly-used slogan by Sudanese as they revolted against military dictator Omar al-Bashir’s 30-year rule. The uprising, which began in December 2018, intensified over the following weeks, forcing Al-Bashir to step down on 11 April 2019.

JAMAICA | Supreme Court rules NIDS unconstitutional, declares law null and void

KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 12, 2019 - Jamaica's Andrew Holness administration on Friday experienced a major push back after the  country's Supreme Court declared unconstitutional, the National Identification Act (NIDS) which was intended to provide a comprehensive and secure structure to enable the capture and storage of identity information for all Jamaicans.
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BARBADOS | New Bail Conditions For Justice System

MONTEGO BAY,  April 12, 2019 - While Jamaica struggles with whether to bail persons caught with illegal firearms against the background of and increase in firearm related murders, persons charged with murder or serious firearm offences In Barbados will now face 24 months on remand before qualifying for bail.
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