The Jamaican opposition People’s National Party (PNP) has described tax package…

first_imgTwo 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 ownIn SportsJamaica 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.Here’s What’s TrendingCome 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..For today’s weather forecastIt 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.last_img read more

President Trump to suspend immigration

first_imgPresident Trump has announced plans to sign an Executive Order which would temporarily suspend travel to the United States :“In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!,” Trump said in a tweet Monday night.While not many details have been released about the plan all together, two senior White house officials told reporters that the order is currently in the process of being drafted and will banned virtually all travel to the US to prevent the spread of the coronavirus from foreigners.The US currently has the highest number of infections with over 775,000 cases and 42,000 virus related deaths. The next highest country is 200,000 cases and 21,000 deaths.Broad restrictions on travel are already in place for pandemic hot spots from Europe and China, however, it is unclear which other countries will be added to the ban. It is also unclear how long the order will remain in affect.last_img read more