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44 dead in Tivoli siege

27 May 2010

KINGSTON – With a death toll at 44 and hundreds detained yesterday, Jamaica security forces are yet to nab their main target – wanted man Christopher "Dudus" Coke – after four days of intense battle in West Kingston. Read More


Forces under fire

26 May 2010

Kingston – The nation’s security forces have been commended for demonstrating bravery in challenging lawless elements across sections of the corporate area. Read More

Forces rush in

26 May 2010

Thousands of police and soldiers stormed the Jamaican ghettos where reggae was born yesterday in search of a reputed drug kingpin wanted by the United States, intensifying a third day of street battles that have killed at least 30 people. Read More


Dudus still at large

26 May 2010

TIVOLI Gardens strongman Christopher 'Dudus' Coke is still at large despite a major security dragnet imposed on the volatile community of Tivoli Gardens during a two-day operation by the security forces. Read More

Portia saddened by news of cops' deaths

25 May 2010

KINGSTON – The People’s National Party is expressing condolences to the families and co-workers of the two policemen who were killed during the upsurge of violence in the last 24 hours in Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica. Read More


Golding: All-out assault on evil

25 May 2010

KINGSTON – Prime Minister Bruce Golding has given an assurance that the threats that have emerged against the safety of the Jamaican people will be driven back with strong and decisive action by the country’s security forces. Read More


We will win!

25 May 2010

Manning was the more emphatic, stating that his ruling People’s National Movement (PNM) would capture "more than 21" seats. "We’re going to win. In fact, we are likely  to win quite handsomely," he said Read More



25 May 2010

Kamla Persad-Bissessar and  the opposition coalition People’s Partnership (PP) were last night romping to a massive victory in general elections held here yesterday. Read More



25 May 2010

KINGSTON – Jamaica’s security forces clashed  for a second day with masked gunmen allied with an alleged drug kingpin facing extradition to the United States, as fighting spread yesterday to more volatile slums around the capital. Read More

Mood signals 'change' in Trinidad and Tobago

24 May 2010

TODAY, Trinidadians go to the polls. Read More

Manning's political gamble

23 May 2010

Trinidad and Tobago’s prime minister Patrick Manning is taking the biggest gamble Read More

DFP still to decide on by-elections

22 May 2010

ROSEAU, Dominica – The minority opposition Dominica Freedom Party (DFP) says it is still to decide whether or not it will contest the two by-elections after the Speaker of the island’s parliament, Alix Boyd-Knights, declared the seats of two opposition legislators vacant... Read More

Eyes on T&T election

22 May 2010

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – A  36-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) mission has arrived here to monitor Monday’s general election, saying it is confident that voters will elect a new government in a free and fair environment. Read More

Who is Christopher 'Dudus' Coke?

22 May 2010

CHRISTOPHER "DUDUS" COKE  is not the average Jamaican. The tentacles of his power and influence stretch across Jamaica and in to the upper echelons of the current government. Read More


Willing to die for 'Dudus'

22 May 2010

KINGSTON – Christopher "Dudus" Coke's influence on West Kingston was put on show yesterday as hundreds of mostly women from Tivoli Gardens and Denham Town poured  into the streets to show support for the man wanted by the United States, and to vent their anger at a... Read More

Coke stand

22 May 2010

A TENSE STAND-OFF in a section of Jamaica’s capital, Kingston, seems set to continue, following the postponement yesterday of a court hearing involving reputed dope dealer and gunrunner Christopher  "Dudus" Coke. Read More

Castro meets with church leaders

21 May 2010

HAVANA – President Raul Castro has held a rare  sit-down with Cuba’s Roman Catholic cardinal and another top cleric, discussing many issues, including  a recent crackdown against dissidents that ended only after the mediation of the church. Read More

Warner queries minister's finances

21 May 2010

PORT-OF-SPAIN – United National Congress (UNC) chairman Jack Warner Wednesday night continued to raise integrity-related questions regarding People’s National Movement  St Joseph candidate Kennedy Swaratsingh. Read More

Abbot seeking top Labour post

21 May 2010

LONDON – Diane Abbot, a candidate with Caribbean heritage, says she will seek the top post in the Labour Party to succeed Gordon Brown, who lost the general election on May 6 and subsequently retired  from active politics. Read More

US govt welcomes decision to extradite

20 May 2010

KINGSTON – The United States Department of Justice has welcomed the government’s decision to sign the extradition request for West Kingston strongman Christopher "Dudus" Coke. Read More


Warrant signed for 'Dudus' arrest

19 May 2010

KINGSTON – A warrant for the arrest of Tivoli Gardens strongman, Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke was signed yesterday morning by a high court judge, the Observer  has learnt. Read More


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