The U.S. government this week presented its sentencing recommendation to a D.C. Court judge in its case against the Jamaican-born publisher of the New York-based Carib News paper, Karl Rodney.
Rodney could walk or face up to six months in jail under the recommendation presented on Wednesday, June 29th by U.S. Justice Department lawyers.According to Court records obtained by New Americas, "the Probation Office correctly calculated the adjusted offense level under the Guidelines for a felony charge of making false statements in violation of (U.S. laws) (making) .the advisory sentencing range for the defendant's offense is therefore a 0 to 6-month sentence," the recommendation states.
Days after a judge sentenced Jamaican Grammy-winning reggae singer Buju Banton to 10 years in prison, fans flocked to his Facebook page to offer their support.
"We Are With You.. one love," wrote Gran-desha Desha, reflecting the thoughts of many who took to the Internet to voice their concern after the verdict by U.S. District Judge James S. Moody.
"Nuff love for the Gargamel.awaiting your return," added Ebony' Joanne Watts. "Keep ya head up, mind focus on The Most High.only HIM can bring you through.Jah Guide and Bless."
Effective 01 July 2011, all Air Jamaica flights will operate under the same "BW" airline code as Caribbean Airlines. This means that customers should expect to see Air Jamaica and Caribbean Airlines flights advertised with the BW code followed by respective flight number across all media advertising, airport and booking/ticketing information. For example, Air Jamaica flight JM79 which operates from Toronto to Kingston will now be displayed as BW79.
Another migrant hotel worker has allegedly become the victim of sexual assault at the hands of a hotel guest, this time a Guyanese national who lives in Brooklyn.
The 44-year-old hotel worker at the Pierre Hotel in Manhattan was allegedly assaulted by Egyptian businessman Mahmoud Abdel Salam Omar.
The woman, according to police, said Omar, 74, would not let her leave and touched her inappropriately Sunday evening after he called down for a box of tissues at the posh Central Park and Fifth Avenue on the Upper East Side.