December 17, 2017

‘Help me, Dad’

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By Joe Guzzardi From Daily Press Days after the cruel, unjust not guilty verdict in the Kate Steinle trial, Americans are still raging over the decision. Regardless of people’s opinions about immigration, Jose Ines Garcia Zarate’s acquittal on murder charges is a travesty, and adds to the already immeasurable pain the Steinle family and other […]

Jamaica: Caribbean Estates resident convicted for cocaine worth $92.82 million

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From Jamaica Observer MICHAEL Abrahams, a 36-year-old resident of Caribbean Estates in Portmore was Monday convicted in the St Catherine Parish Court for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act. Police reported that on Friday, July 7, 2017 officers were conducting a special anti-narcotics operations between the hours of 4:00 pm and 11:00 pm in Caribbean […]

USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar pleads guilty to sex charges

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From BBC Former USA Olympic gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar has pleaded guilty to seven charges of sexual assault against women and girls in his care. He was charged with molesting seven girls, many of whom are gymnasts, while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University. As part of the plea deal, Nassar, 54, […]

Jamaica: Ninja Man found guilty … ‘Don Gorgon’ convicted of murder

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From The Star Jamaica Entertainer Ninja Man has been convicted of murder. The entertainer, whose given name is Desmond Ballentine, was found guilty of murder by a seven member jury in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston just minutes ago. STAR sources say the entertainer left the courtroom smiling after the verdict. The entertainer’s […]

Recipe of the week

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Recipe: Apple Cinnamon Toaster Strudels By Nealey Dozier From The Kitchn Apple cinnamon toaster strudels, those super-sweet frozen pastries, were definitely a guilty pleasure growing up. I have to admit, it’s been years since I last enjoyed one — until this recipe came along. Using the frozen strudels as a guide, I came up with […]

Costas Takkas: The king or the kingmaker? [Costas Takkas has been sentenced to 15 months in prison]

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By Collister M. Fahie From Caribbean News Now Sentencing of defendants reveals behind the scenes maneuvering of the Feds, because Costas Takkas was put “in almost complete isolation for 29 months after his arrest” in the FIFAGATE scandal. Jeffrey Webb, on the other hand, “parties lavishly with his wife on her birthday” and has been […]

Ex-judge 1st sentenced in US in FIFA scandal, gets 8 months

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AP From The Indian Express A former judge who led Guatemala’s soccer federation has become the first person sentenced in the U.S. in the FIFA world soccer corruption scandal, getting eight months in prison. Hector Trujillo, 63, was sentenced on Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn. He had pleaded guilty to wire fraud and conspiracy […]

The Editor Speaks: Plea bargains

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The idea for this Editorial was given to me by local lawyer Peter Polack. Need I say more…… On Friday June 2nd 2017 The Plea Negotiations and Agreement Act, 2017, which provides for a system of plea bargaining for persons who commit crimes, was passed in the Jamaican Senate. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign […]

Jamaican wanted man sentenced to three months in Cayman Islands jail

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From Nationwide Newsnet Radioim The Jamaican man wanted for murder in Westmoreland, who was arrested and charged in the Cayman Islands last month for illegal landing, has been sentenced to three months in prison. O’Brian Ellis pleaded guilty to the charge when he appeared in court last week. He was sentenced today. Andrell Harris of […]

Honda sets aside $605 million to settle Takata airbag claims

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By Mariella Moon, From engadget The Japanese automaker was Takata’s biggest customer. The Takata airbag scandal affected several companies, but Honda felt its impact the most. Now, the Japanese automaker has agreed to a $605 million settlement to pay for buyers’ claims related to the deadly airbags in the US. The money Honda set aside […]