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TERMINATING GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES BECAUSE OF THEIR POLITICAL PARTY AFFILIATION IS A VIOLATION OF THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL AND BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS AND IT SHOULD END

There has been a practice in Belize under the two major political parties namely; the People’s United Party (PUP) and the United Democratic Party (UDP) for decades now, that when a new political party takes over the government they terminateRead More

Nominations open on Valentine’s Day for the Jamaica Diaspora and Friends Champion Awards (JDAFCA)

On February 14th nominations will open for the Jamaica Diaspora and Friends Champion Awards (JDAFCA): The first global and virtual Jamaica Diaspora peer award with completely online public nominations and public voting. The award was first launched in 2017 at theRead More

Butch Stewart The Enigma

The lionization of Gordon Butch Stewart; the recently departed Jamaican hotel mogul and businessman began as soon as news broke in his homeland; Jamaica. Frankly, I for one am at a loss or better yet, flabbergasted at the outpouring ofRead More

Borough President Eric Adams has announced that he will be running for Mayor of New York City.

Borough President Eric Adams has announced that he will be running for Mayor of New York City. Main supporters included a group of Muslim clergy, Christians and Orthodox Jewish community. They promised full support to Mr Adams by not onlyRead More

Diaspora Citizen Safety Townhall featuring Jamaica’s Police Commissioner Antony Anderson presented by the Crime Consensus Monitoring & Oversight Committee (CMOC) and the Jamaica Diaspora Citizen Security and Safety Taskforce (JDCSAST)

11 January 2021 – The Consensus Monitoring & Oversight Committee (CMOC) has partnered with the Jamaica Diaspora Citizen Security and Safety Taskforce (JDCSAST) – one of the 15 sectoral task forces under the Jamaica Diaspora Task Force Network (JDTAN), toRead More

$900 billion pandemic relief plan merely a “down payment” for incoming Biden administration

The incoming Biden administration will inherit a nationwide health crisis unprecedented in peace time, with a $900 billion pandemic relief plan that won’t go far enough to address problems nationwide. In fact, it’s been billed as a “down payment” onRead More

US Surgeon General says no reason to doubt Covid-19 death toll despite President Trump’s remarks

President Trump said that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had “exaggerated” its numbers, however US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams stated he had “no reason to doubt” the latest figures. As the outgoing President continues to challengeRead More

117th Congress officially sworn in amid pandemic crisis

The 117th Congress has officially been sworn in as new lawmakers make their way to Capitol Hill amid a worsening pandemic crisis. On Sunday, Congress convened where newly elected members and lawmakers took the oath of office. Nancy Pelosi returnedRead More

HOLNESS COMMITS TO BUILDING AN ACCOUNTABLE GOV’T DURING FIRST SPEECH AS PRIME MINISTER

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, has  committed to strengthening the government’s anti-corruption framework, as he seeks to maintain public trust. Mr. Holness who was speaking during his first address to the nation as Prime Minister, since his September 3 re-election,  notedRead More

India Building Collapse, Dozens Feared Trapped

At least 60 are feared trapped in the debris of a five-storey building that collapsed in an industrial town in western India’s Maharashtra state, officials said. According to Reuters news agency, not all the roughly 200 residents of the  47Read More

US, China Talks Postponed This Weekend

The U.S. and China have postponed a review of their Phase 1 trade deal progress initially slated for Saturday, sources familiar with the plans told Reuters. The talks that would involve Chinese Vice Premier Liu, U.S. Trade Representative Robert LighthizerRead More

Concerns Deepen over Russia’s “Speedy” Roll-out of Covid-19 Vaccine

Concerns are looming over Russia’s announcement, that it has registered a vaccine which its President, Vladimir Putin said will offer “sustainable immunity” against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. On Tuesday, Putin announced Russia was the first country to registerRead More

Trump Confirms US Election Set For Nov. 3 As Planned

US President Donald Trump, has shut down speculations that the presidential election will be delayed, noting there will be an election on November 3 as planned. Trump on Thursday suggested delaying the U.S. elections, an idea that was greatly opposedRead More

PM Holness says Children Must not be discriminated Against

Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness has expressed concerns about children who are discriminated against and are barred from attending school due to their hair style. His response came amid a court ruling on the case surrounding a seven-year-old JamaicanRead More

US Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 150,000

The United States coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths surpassed 150,000 on Wednesday, a number higher than in any other country and nearly a quarter of the world’s total. A Johns Hopkins University report revealed that the country’s coronavirus death toll was 150,676 as of WednesdayRead More

Man shot dead for ‘blasphemy’ in Pakistan courtroom

A man accused of blasphemy was shot and killed in a courtroom in Pakistan on Wednesday. Police officials say Tahir Ahmad Naseem,  was on trial for claiming he was a prophet when he was shot six times during a hearing in hisRead More

Trump Hints At Closure of More Chinese Consulates Amid Allegations of Visa Fraud

Tensions are brewing between the United States and China following the forced closure by Washington of Beijing’s consulate in Houston. The closure was made amid revelations that federal prosecutors are seeking a Chinese scientist accused of visa fraud who they say isRead More

Suspect in Shooting of Federal Judge’s Son And Husband has died

The person suspected of killing the son of federal judge Esther Salas on Sunday at her North Brunswick home has died of what is believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Law enforcement sources say that 20-year-old Daniel Anderl, a student atRead More

Over 2000 teachers registered to attend the Virtual Education Summit

Over 2000 teachers registered and over 1000 admitted to the Jamaica Diaspora Education Task Force (JDETF) Virtual Advancement in Education Summit, July 7-9, 2020.  The annual flagship event was JDETF’s fifth summit and its first virtual staging. The event initially plannedRead More

Man Rushed to Hospital Following Crash Along Bay Park Way, Brooklyn New York

A man was rushed to hospital early this morning following a motor vehicle accident along Bay Park Way, Brooklyn New York. It appeared the driver was driving under the influence when he crashed into a Man Lift along the sideRead More

Britain Expecting Normality by Christmas, But Prepares for Second COVID-19 Wave

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is hopeful the country will return to normality before Christmas even though he has warned against a potential increase of the coronavirus. Britain’s death toll is the highest in Europe with more than 45,000 confirmedRead More

Federal judge demands copy of executive order following Roger Stone’s commutation

A US District Judge has ordered parties involved in Roger Stone’s commutation to provide a copy of the executive order by Tuesday. The new request in relation to President Trump’s executive order to “commute the entirety of the prison sentenceRead More

132 Million at Risk of Suffering Chronic Hunger Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The United Nations has warned that some 132 million people could suffer from chronic hunger by the end of the year. In a new report released on Monday, the UN has called on governments to adopt a set of policyRead More

Federal investigators seize 81 vehicles bound for Venezuela in smuggling ring operation

The U.S. has seized 81 vehicles headed for Venezuela that were part of a smuggling ring which had deep rooted connections to political and wealthy individuals. Federal investigators announced Wednesday that they had seized the vehicles with a market valueRead More

More Than 20 Black Men Wrongly Charged – Report Shows

An investigative report released in New York on Thursday, has detailed 25 wrongful convictions by The Kings County District Attorney’s office, which have resulted in persons spending 426 combined years behind bars. Al Jazeera says the report which is titled “426Read More

Ghislaine Maxwell Arrested for Role Played In Sexual Abuse of Minors

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, the one time girlfriend of convicted sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, has been charged in the US. She is accused of assisting Epstein with recruiting, grooming and abusing minors as young as 14 years as part ofRead More

Labor Department to end unemployment benefits 1 week early

The United States Labor Department has confirmed that a large majority of Americans will be cut off from receiving their $600 weekly unemployment benefits 7 days early. According to NewsWeek, this is due to a technicality affecting the unemployment benefitsRead More

US Supreme Court Rules In Support Of Abortion Rights

The United States Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, in its first big abortion ruling under the Trump administration. The law included a requirement that doctors who perform abortions have an arrangement called “admitting privileges”Read More

Another Cultural Institution Stolen by Big Real Estate Developers?

BROOKLYN, NY – January 8, 2020 —  What’s happening in our community? A question passersby should ask themselves as they walk past the newly renovated site of the historic The Black Lady Theatre in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Early last week,Read More

6.7 EARTHQUAKE HITS JAPAN

A strong and deep 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of southwest Japan early Sunday, the US Geological Survey said. No tsunami warning was issued. There were no immediate reports of injury or damage caused by the earthquake, which had amRead More