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Attorney: Briana took cold and flu tablets; Jamaican junior sprint champ wants expedited hearing

Jamaica Briana Williams

The legal team of Jamaican sprinter Briana Williams has released a statement seeking an expedited hearing with the Jamaican Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel after the World Under-20 gold-medallist tested positive for the banned diuretic hydrochlorothiazide.  The sprinter, who is coached by four-time Olympic medalist Ato Boldon, blames cold and flu …

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Did the Prime Minister act fairly? Crowne explains why he backs Rowley on Archie issue

“The Prime Minister’s decision to refer, or not refer, allegations to the President—who in turn is constitutionally charged with appointing a tribunal to formally investigate such allegations—is itself an intrusion into judicial independence and the usual separation of powers. “To then have a Court review the Prime Minister’s exercise of …

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Dear Editor: Warning on President’s Image is unconstitutional and threat to freedom of expression

“For the President to issue a Policy that restricts livestreaming, broadcasting and publication of her name and image without permission is a direct threat to freedom of expression and freedom of the press. Unlike those constitutionally entrenched rights, there is no constitutional protection for the President’s name and image.” The …

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Crowne: Mas Confusion; videos or photos for personal use do not infringe copyright laws

Works of mas have come into the spotlight recently. In particular, the right to photograph, record or broadcast such works during Carnival. The Trinidad and Tobago Copyright Organisation (TTCO)—the collective management organisation (CMO) that claims responsibility for administering the copyright in ‘works of mas’—has suggested that photography, videography and/or broadcasting …

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Crowne: Archie, the Privy Council, the Law Association and the way forward…

“On 11 December, a Special General Meeting has been convened to […] ‘consider the report of the Committee established to look into the allegations made against the Honourable Chief Justice and to direct Council as to the next steps, if any, which should be taken’—including a possible referral to the …

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