A evidentiary hearing for the sentencing for Chistopher 'Dudus' Coke is to get underway today in a US District Court as prosecutors seek the maximum sentence of 23 years for the former Tivoli Gardens strongman. Coke had pleaded guilty and agreed a plea deal into charges of racketeering, conspiracy and conspiracy to commit assault in aid of racketeering in the USA. A federal Judge told the prosecution in March to present solid evidence for a maximum sentencing of 23 years as his sentencing was put off. http://og.nr/rbt/5513-federal-prosecutors-seek-maximum-23-year-sentence-for-dudus.html
The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) said residents of Lidford and Orange Parks in St Ann are not to be alarmed by the large number of soldiers who will be in their communities this week.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), has placed Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago on a watch list of countries that have failed to make the adequate copyright payments for U.S. musical compositions aired in the broadcast media.