October 27, 2021

Dozens injured in shooting and stampede at political rally in Jamaica

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From Caribbean360 KINGSTON, Jamaica, Wednesday February 24, 2016 – A shooting followed by a stampede at a mass rally of the ruling People’s National Party (PNP) last night has left more than 35 people injured, including two children. Lawmen have indicated that so far there is no evidence to suggest that the gunplay which sparked […]

Jamaica goes to the polls on Feb 25

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By Caribbean News Now contributor KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaicans will go to the polls on Thursday February 25, 2016, in an early general election announced on Sunday night by Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller at a rally of her ruling People’s National Party (PNP). Parliament will be dissolved on Friday, February 5, and nomination day […]

Constitutional reform and political violence

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By Mario Boothe From Caribbean News Now My grandmother, affectionately called Mama, often when an election is imminent recalls her younger days having lived through the 70s before now called ‘bloody general election of 1980s’ and the immediate aftermath. Mama had packed her bags and headed to the urban capital of Kingston trying to escape […]

Secret recordings allegedly being used for political blackmail

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From TCI News Now The Progressive Democratic Alliance (PDA), a recently formed political party in the TCI led by political veteran Oswald Skippings, is alleged to be secretly recording conversations and meetings with prospective party members in order to secure loyalty to the new party on the part of former opposition Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) […]

Jamaica mulls legal pot (no, it’s not already legal)

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By Aileen Torres-Bennett, Special for USA TODAY KINGSTON, Jamaica — This tourist mecca may soon be known as the Colorado of the Caribbean. Given the ready availability of “ganja” as the locals call it, many outsiders assume marijuana is already legal in Jamaica, but it’s not … yet. Encouraged by legalized marijuana in Colorado, Washington […]