Jamaica

JAMAICAN POLICE ARREST SUSPECTED ‘DRUG LORD’ CHRISTOPHER ‘DUDUS’ COKE

Via BBC News Jamaican police say they have arrested suspected drug lord Christopher “Dudus” Coke on the outskirts of Kingston. He was detained at a roadblock on Tuesday accompanied by Rev Al Miller, a preacher who said Mr Coke was going to the US embassy to hand himself in. The government wants to extradite him to face US drug and gun trafficking charges. His case has shed light on the links between politicians and gangs. Attempts to capture him in May led []

JAMAICA DECLARES A STATE OF EMERGENCY / TWO POLICE OFFICERS DIE IN UNREST

Via BBC News Two police officers have been killed and six others wounded in unrest in Jamaica’s capital Kingston, police said. They had been responding to a call for help from a female motorist on Sunday night when they were shot. Supporters of alleged local drug lord Christopher “Dudus” Coke have taken to the streets in protest at attempts to extradite him to the US. A state of emergency has been declared in parts of Kingston. Prime Minister Bruce Golding has denounced []

VIDEO: DRAKE – FIND YOUR LOVE

When I first got word that Drake was flying down to Kingston Jamaica to film the video for Find Your Love I said, I bet the over-rated singer/rapper and crew members visit one of Kingston’s notorious Garrisons (Ghettos), and film “sweet boy” Drake surrounded by poverty and zinc housing. It was obvious to me that they were going to go down this predictable route, and portray Jamaicans as being nothing more than heavy weed smoking, sweaty, gun-toting murderers, who reside in some []

VIDEO: GAPPY RANKS – ‘LONG TIME’

Check out reggae artist Gappy Rank’s new single Long Time. This track definitely gets a thumbs up from me. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss? Check out Gappy’s recent interview with Marvin Sparks. Click HERE to read.

JAMAICA JOINS HAITI RELIEF EFFORTS

Via The Jamaica Gleaner The Jamaican Government is helping it’s Caribbean neighbour, by freeing up its ports and shores to humanitarian assistance heading to Haiti and fleeing Haitians. Daryl Vaz, minister with responsibility for information, said on Saturday that Prime Minister Bruce Golding had made it clear that no Haitians found in Jamaican waters should be turned away. The Government, on Friday, announced that Jamaica would waive all landing fees and invite aircraft parked in Haiti to come to Jamaica in a bid to free []

AMERICAN AIRLINES PLANE ‘OVER SHOOTS’ RUNWAY IN JAMAICA

[Thanks Creamo] Via BBC News An American Airlines plane has overshot the runway on landing at an airport in the Jamaican capital, Kingston, in heavy rain, reports say. Flight AA 331 from Miami, with about 150 people on board, is reported to have broken apart after landing at Norman Manley International Airport. Jamaican Information Minister Daryl Vaz said at least 40 people were injured, the Jamaica Observer reports. Continue Reading….. I am relieved to hear that there were no fatalities. I hope []

REGGAE STAR BUJU BANTON ON FEDERAL COCAINE CHARGES

If he is in fact guilty of this then I just have one question for Buju – What the HELL were you thinking??? Via Allhiphop.com Celebrated reggae star Buju Banton is being detained in a federal Miami prison following his arrest last Thursday (December 10) on drug charges. Banton, real name Mark Anthony Myrie, was booked with another unidentified man after a surveillance camera caught them in the process of a drug transaction. Authorities claim to have found the singer with 5 kilos of []