All About Jamaica

CARIBBEAN / 14 SEP 2012

A new United States Senate report argues that the Caribbean faces a potential security crisis, and that the US must take action to prevent a future increase in drug trafficking…

CARIBBEAN / 19 JUL 2012

A US court has sentenced Jamaican kingpin Christopher "Dudus" Coke to 23 years in prison, the maximum possible sentence for the crime figure who still enjoys a measure of support…

CARIBBEAN / 30 APR 2012

The Jamaica government says that the homicide rate is down to just two murders a day, a 30 percent drop from the beginning of 2012. But the security improvement may…

CARIBBEAN / 3 APR 2012

This March, Jamaica saw its lowest monthly murder rate in more than nine years, pointing to a sustained drop in violence, even though the country still has one of the…

CARIBBEAN / 19 MAR 2012

As the case against "Dudus" Coke drags on, with his sentencing delayed for the fourth time, reactions from Jamaica give an insight into the complex nature of the power wielded…

CARIBBEAN / 24 FEB 2012

Jamaica has frozen more than $8 million in assets, some belonging to alleged drug traffickers, as the country rolls out legislation to target illicitly obtained funds and money laundering.

CARIBBEAN / 22 FEB 2012

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 of a new anti-gang…

CARIBBEAN / 17 FEB 2012

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 in Mexico…

CARIBBEAN / 18 JAN 2012

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 usually provoke a wave of…

CARIBBEAN / 9 NOV 2011

A State Department official predicts that over the next few years traffickers will increasingly return to using the Caribbean to smuggle drugs into the U.S.

CARIBBEAN / 22 SEP 2011

Honduras’ security and defense ministers met with their Jamaican counterparts in Tegucigalpa to sign a pact strengthening security cooperation as part of the fight against organized crime.

CARIBBEAN / 22 SEP 2011

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 major crime kingpin.

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