US issues travel alert for Jamaica

| 23/05/2010

(CNN): The U.S. State Department issued a travel alert for Jamaica on Friday, citing unconfirmed reports of criminal gang members amassing in Kingston and the mobilization of Jamaican defense forces. "The possibility exists for violence and/or civil unrest in the greater Kingston metropolitan area," the alert said. "If the situation ignites, there is a possibility of severe disruptions of movement within Kingston, including blocking of access roads to the Norman Manley International Airport," according to the alert. "The possibility exists that unrest could spread beyond the general Kingston area," the alert said.

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(Jamaica Observer): The police yesterday appealed to the lawyers retained by Tivoli Gardens strongman Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke to take him to the nearest police station in order for the extradition warrant against him to be executed. The Government, after several months of inaction, on Tuesday finally signed the order for extradition proceedings against Coke — wanted in the US to answer drug- and guntrafficking charges — to begin. Go to Jamaica Observer article

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  1. kevin says:

    This is embarrassing not only to intelligent and educated people who are Jamaicans, but to the entire Caribbean region as well. Pure stupidness for one man who is a criminal involved in firearms and drug trafficking. If they continue they will just hurt Jamaica’s economy even more.

    • Anonymous says:

      You are absolutely correct.  This behaviour show dark minds.  How disgraceful and stupid, to behave in such a way for material gains.

      ThisDudus Coke is going to put Jamaica on a  dark side of the world.