All About Jamaica

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.

CARIBBEAN / 7 SEP 2011

Top Jamaican security officials will meet with their Cuban counterparts to strengthen anti-narcotics cooperation between the two countries.

CARIBBEAN / 1 SEP 2011

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, for the list…

CARIBBEAN / 8 APR 2011

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.

CARIBBEAN / 22 DEC 2010

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 McKenzie warned the U.S. of…

CARIBBEAN / 17 DEC 2010

Cuban officials were repeatedly frustrated by their attempts to engage Jamaican authorities on the issue of drug trafficking through Cuban waters and airspace, a U.S. diplomatic cable from Havana released…

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