All About Jamaica

JAMAICA / 17 DEC 2014

Jamaica is on track to report just over 100 killings by police officers this year, drastically lower than the 258 reported fatal shootings by security forces in 2013 -- a…

CARIBBEAN / 11 DEC 2014

Media in Trinidad and Tobago say they have obtained a secret intelligence report detailing how Jamaicans have set up extensive drug trafficking networks on the islands. However, with the report…

DRUG POLICY / 1 OCT 2014

Jamaica has taken further steps toward legalizing medical marijuana and decriminalizing possession of the drug for all users on the island nation, as debate continues throughout the region on drug…

CARIBBEAN / 13 JUN 2014

The government in Jamaica has taken the first concrete steps towards decriminalizing marijuana use by approving changes to drug laws, paving the way for reform in a country…

CARIBBEAN / 9 JUN 2014

Authorities in Jamaica have reported a 40 percent rise in murders in West Kingston, likely the result of a power vacuum left by the fall of the area's former crime…

CARIBBEAN / 27 FEB 2014

Warring gangs behind two years of heightened violence in Jamaica's capital, Kingston, are reportedly engaging in peace talks, in the latest example of criminals from the region taking to the…

CARIBBEAN / 25 FEB 2014

Jamaica plans to decriminalize marijuana before the end of the year, bringing it in line with many of its Latin American neighbors, but raising the question of what effect this…

CARIBBEAN / 19 FEB 2014

Jamaica has passed controversial new anti-gang legislation, which opponents fear will criminalize broad sectors of vulnerable youth, and even supporters admit will be of little use unless politicians sever…

CARIBBEAN / 21 JAN 2014

Entering the Tivoli Gardens ghetto in West Kingston, scars of the battle to arrest Jamaica's most infamous criminal kingpin, Christopher "Dudus" Coke, in May 2010, are everywhere. Blocks of apartments…

CARIBBEAN / 25 SEP 2013

Police in Jamaica have reported a spike in murders in the first nine months of this year, a pattern they attribute to a rise in gang numbers and activity.

CARIBBEAN / 23 JUL 2013

In Caribbean locations like the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, criminal groups have established clear-cut alliances with political parties and sectors of the state. By doing so, they are arguably…

CARIBBEAN / 16 MAY 2013

Jamaican authorities are targeting over $300 million dollars worth of alleged narco-properties in the western part of the island, reportedly linked to a resurgent cocaine trade.

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