Two federal judges have ruled against a new executive immigration order being pushed by the Donald Trump administration. A judge in Hawaii issued a nationwide order on Wednesday evening, while a second federal judge in Maryland ruled against Mr. Trump overnight, with a separate order forbidding the core provision of the travel ban from going into effect. The rulings dealt a severe blow to the Republican Government who campaigned on banning Muslim extremists. A disgusted Trump has sworn to take the fight all the way to the Supreme Court to have the orders overturned.
The Jamaican opposition People’s National Party (PNP) has described the J$13.52 billion tax package announced by Finance Minister Audley Shaw last week as devastating. Shaw announced a raft of tax increases to finance the budget which will see Jamaicans paying more for fuel, tobacco, alcohol and motor vehicle licenses to name a few. Phillips, a former finance minister slammed the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) for a “confusing” budget process.
The Prime Minister of Barbados, Freundel Stuart has rejected a suggestion from former Prime Minister Owen Arthur that the island has no option but to go to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for assistance. Speaking in the Parliament on the debate of the 2017-2018 Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure Arthur, an economist, said that the move to the financial institution was inevitable and warned that the country could not tackle its BDS$3.3 billion dollar debt crisis on its own

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Jamaica and Pakistan registered contrasting victories in the third round of the 2017 City of Lauderhill Internalional T20 Night Cricket Tournament at the Lauderhill Sports Park on Saturday. The Jamaican team trounced the Trinbago Red Force by nine wickets while the Pakistanis defeated arch-rivals India by six runs.

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Come this Saturday and Sunday the Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival will bring renewed energy to Miami Gardens. Featuring a star-studded lineup, the event is expected to live up to its billing as one of South Florida’s premier festivals. With artistes of the ilk of Jill Scott, Herbie Hancock and LL Cool J featuring DJ Z Trip, booked to rock the house, the Hard Rock Stadium is set to come alight with excitement.
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For today’s weather forecast
It will be mostly partly cloudy in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties with a High of 72 degrees and a low of 59. For more information on these and other stories, visit us online at Caribbeannationalweekly.com. Make Sure to pick up your copy of the National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean American outlet.

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