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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Man smuggles ganja to pay bills, sentenced

KINGSTON, Jamaica – A man who told the court that he smuggled ganja to pay off some of his bills was fined and confined when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court recently.

Military Officer Tells Of “orchestrated Plan” To Protect ‘Dudus’ Coke In May 2010 

Another senior member of  the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has given an account of  what he said was an orchestrated plan to prevent the security forces from apprehending Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke.

Jamaicans Among Hundreds Deported From Bahamas 

Fred Mitchell, Immigration Minister, Bahamas – file photo

Several Jamaicans were among more than 420 people deported from the Bahamas during the first 23 days of this month. Haitians comprised the majority of  the deportees.

Jamaican sentenced to prison in US on lottery fraud charges 

MIAMI, United States (CMC) – Damion Byran Barrett, the first Jamaican to be extradited to the United States to face lottery fraud charges, has been sentenced to almost four years in a US federal prison.

US Coast Guard intercepts vessel with Haitians, Jamaicans 

MIAMI, United States (CMC) – Eighteen Haitian migrants have been repatriated by the United States Coast Guard after they were interdicted on a vessel near Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, last week.

Commonwealth backs Guyana in border dispute with Venezuela 

Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The 53 member states of the Commonwealth have pledged to support Guyana in the ongoing maritime border dispute with Venezuela., pub-0506098242811370, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0