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Jamaica Minister: Street Gangs Primary Cause of Violence

Jamaica's top security official claims that the country’s violence is due to the mounting threat of street gangs in the island nation, and announced the creation...
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UN: Violence, Gang Activity on the Rise in Caribbean

A new UN report paints an alarming picture of the crime surge in the Caribbean, a trend that may escalate if drug trafficking groups come under increasing pressure...
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Jamaica Murder Rates Surprisingly Low for an Election Year

According to police statistics, Jamaica murders rates are at their lowest point in eight years. This is despite the general elections held last December, which...
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US Predicts Return to Caribbean Drug Trafficking Routes

A State Department official predicts that over the next few years traffickers will increasingly return to using the Caribbean to smuggle drugs into the...
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Jamaica, Honduras Sign Security Pact to Fight Organized Crime

Honduras’ security and defense ministers met with their Jamaican counterparts in Tegucigalpa to sign a pact strengthening security cooperation as part of the fight...
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Jamaican Drug Lord ‘Dudus’ Coke Asks For Leniency

A handwritten letter sent from Jamaican druglord Christopher "Dudus" Coke to his trial judge, asking for leniency, offers some unique insights into the psyche of a...
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Cuba, Jamaica to Cooperate Against Trafficking

Top Jamaican security officials will meet with their Cuban counterparts to strengthen anti-narcotics cooperation between the two...
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How Jamaica Tried to Stall ‘Dudus’ Coke Extradition

Drug lord "Dudus" Coke has pleaded guilty to racketeering, closing a dark chapter in Jamaica's history. But the efforts to prosecute Coke warrant more examination,...
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Jamaica Slashes Murder Rates, Human Rights Suffer

Jamaica announced that it has cut its murder rate almost by half, with 236 murders in the first quarter of 2011, compared to 426 in the same period last year. This...
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WikiLeaks: Jamaica Mayor Says ‘Vacuum’ Would Follow Extradition

In a meeting with U.S. Embassy Officials just months before the extradition of the local drug lord Christopher Coke, alias "Dudus," Kingston Mayor Desmond Anthony...
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WikiLeaks: Jamaica ‘Ignoring’ Cubans Concerns of Drug Smuggling

Cuban officials were repeatedly frustrated by their attempts to engage Jamaican authorities on the issue of drug trafficking through Cuban waters and airspace, a...