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Jamaican PM Explains Resignation

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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Jamaica’s outgoing leader said Sunday that public perceptions about his handling of a U.S. extradition request for a notorious drug gang leader contributed to his recent decision to step down. Prime Minister Bruce Golding said in a nationally televised address that questions about the role he played in the extradition of Christopher “Dudus” Coke had […]

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Jamaica PM to Step Down

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 1:01 am (UTC-5)
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Jamaica’s prime minister has announced that he is stepping down in the coming weeks to make way for a new leader from within the ruling Jamaica Labor Party . Bruce Golding has been in office since 2007. Prime Minister Golding said Sunday the last four years have “taken a toll.” He said now is an […]

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Disease Forces Closure of Jamaican Citrus Farms

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 1:25 am (UTC-5)
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The Jamaican government has shut down the nation’s citrus nurseries in an effort to contain a dangerous disease that threatens the island’s valuable citrus industry. Jamaica’s ministry of agriculture said Tuesday that it ordered the closure of the nurseries and banned the sale of all citrus plants in order to protect the $43 million industry […]

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