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Who is responsible for Deane's death…

Montego Bay Jamaica Sunday August 17, 2014 - The untimely and unfortunate death of 31 year old construction worker Mario Deane as a result of a beating he received while in the custody of the State, has evoked public sentiments about the treatment of persons in jail as well as individuals being locked up for minor offences such as the possession of a ganja spliff.

Kamla under fire to end debate on constitution bill

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago August 17, 2014 - Following upon the recent passage of legislation by the Trinidad and Tobago parliament allowing for a two-term limit for a prime minister and a run-off in a general election in the event that a successful candidate fails to secure 50 per cent of the votes cast, a sweeping  backlash against the bill continues to grow.

Haiti - Arrest warrant issued for Jean Bertrand Aristide

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Thursday August 21, 2014, CMC – A judge who has issued an arrest warrant for former president Jean Bertrand Aristide says he expects the police to bring the former head of state before him by force if necessary.

Bunting heads Cabinet sub-committee to look at jails

Montego Bay, Jamaica August 18, 2014 - Jamaica's National Security Minister Peter Bunting will head a Cabinet  Sub Committee to develop "a strategic response to the issue of treatment of persons in lock-ups and correctional facilities."

PNP Region 6 dissatisfied with reasons given for Mario Deane's death

Montego Bay, Jamaica - The Peoples' National Party's Region 6 Regional Management Committee, (RMC) says it is totally dissatisfied with the reasons given for the recent death of 31 year old Mario Deane, while in the custody of the police at Barnett Street Police Station, and calls for a thorough investigation into the matter.

Caribbean businesses must do more to benefit from EPA says EU official

Charge d'Affaires of the Delegation of the European Union to Jamaica, Jesus Orus-Baguena, has has told the Jamaican Private sector that’s its  it is time for Jamaican businesses to take advantage of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) instead of complaining that not enough benefits are offerred.

Jamaica to Reform Laws Relating to Ganja

Montego Bay, Jamaica: August 17, 2014 -The government of Jamaica has signaled its intention to immediately reform its laws relating to the use of ganja. In a recent announcement, Justice Minister Senator Mark Golding said Cabinet had approved certain changes to the law relating to ganja. These  he said,  relate to the possession of small quantities of ganja for personal use, the smoking of ganja in private places and the use of ganja for medical/medicinal purposes.
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