Finance minister says he will review tax measures

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Minister of Finance Peter Phillips, while addressing a meeting with a number of trade union leaders Thursday morning, indicated that he will be "conducting a review of the announced revenue measures and will shortly announce if any adjustments will be made". A release from the ... Read more

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New judge assigned in Trayvon Martin case

Thursday, August 30, 2012 | 3:09 PM    

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ORLANDO, Flaorida (AP) — A new judge has been assigned to oversee the case of George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing Trayvon Martin.

Debra S Nelson, a 13-year judicial veteran, was assigned to Zimmerman's case today. A day earlier, an appeals court granted his attorney's request for Judge Kenneth Lester to disqualify himself.

Attorney Mark O'Mara had asked the court earlier this month to overturn Lester's decision not to leave the case. O'Mara contended that the judge made disparaging remarks about Zimmerman's character and advocated for additional charges against him in setting his $1 million bond in July.

Two judges on a three-judge appeals panel agreed in an opinion issued yesterday.

O'Mara previously said if he won the appeal, he could re-file previous requests ruled on by Lester.

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