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Englishchic's Blog – May 2010 Archive (63)

MP wants State of Emergency extended to St Catherine.....

THE Government has agreed to consider a suggestion that the limited State of Emergency in the parishes of Kingston and St Andrew be extended to sections of St Catherine.

The suggestion to extend the emergency measures to the neighbouring parish was made yesterday by Opposition parliamentarian Sharon Hay-Webster, who said violence in the nation's capital, Kingston, had spread to sections of her South Central St…


Added by Englishchic on May 26, 2010 at 8:31am — 1 Comment

Rita Marley’s Multi Million Dollar Ghana Studio Gutted With Fire!

The Akwapim Mountain recording studio and residence of Rita Marley, widow of reggae legend Bob Marley, was a scene of tragedy Saturday night when fire swept through the house and gutted the entire structure.

Property consumed by the fire, which raged throughout the night, was valued at $20 million, according to the wife of the late reggae superstar, who arrived in the country…


Added by Englishchic on May 25, 2010 at 11:54pm — 5 Comments

"Dudus" Still at Large & Three More Soldiers Dead!

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.

National Security Minister Dwight Nelson made the announcement during a press briefing at Prime Minister Bruce Golding’s official residence, Vale Royal, this afternoon.…


Added by Englishchic on May 25, 2010 at 8:01pm — 1 Comment

2010 U.S. Report: Jamaican Prime Minister Is ‘Known Criminal Affiliate’ Of Hunted Drug Lord

As official reports surface of accused drug lord Christopher Coke’s escape from his barricaded Kingston, Jamaica neighborhood, where Jamaican authorities have been attempting to arrest him for extradition to the U.S., ABC News has learned that a U.S. government report refers to Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding as a “criminal affiliate” of…


Added by Englishchic on May 25, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

'Dudus' hasn't asked for deal with US government, say lawyers...

Don Foote..Lawyer for "Dudus"

Embattled Tivoli Gardens strongman Christopher 'Dudus' Coke has not instructed his legal team to strike a deal with the United States, Don Foote, one of the lawyers representing Coke, said yesterday.

United States officials also steered clear of entertaining suggestions that Coke may waive his rights to an extradition hearing and head…


Added by Englishchic on May 25, 2010 at 12:08pm — 2 Comments

"We will not back down" says Security Minister of JA...

National Security Minister Dwight Nelson yesterday led a chorus of voices condemning the fatal shooting of two policemen and numerous other attacks on the security forces.

In expressing condolences to the families and friends of the two slain policemen, Nelson noted that they had made the ultimate sacrifice in the pursuit of their duties to uphold law and order.

Nelson vowed that the armed criminals would not…


Added by Englishchic on May 25, 2010 at 12:02pm — 1 Comment

All out war - As Tivoli assault deepens, casualties rise...

Soldiers and police yesterday launched a bloody offensive on Tivoli Gardens where heavily armed thugs barricaded themselves to protect the mini-republic of a reputed crime overlord, causing street battles to ripple across Jamaica's capital.

At least three members of the security forces have been slain in gunfights and 14 others injured in two days of wide-scale violence that has swept western Kingston and other…


Added by Englishchic on May 25, 2010 at 7:30am — 29 Comments

PNP gunmen being paid to unleash pro-Dudus mayhem...

CRIMINAL gangs aligned to the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) in the Maxfield Avenue area of Whitfield Town are being paid up to $100,000 per day to join in the mounting unrest in the Corporate Area sparked by resistance to the security forces' attempt to arrest Tivoli Gardens strongman Christopher 'Dudus' Coke.

According to men claiming to be members of the gangs, they are being paid by Coke, who is…


Added by Englishchic on May 25, 2010 at 7:03am — 40 Comments

Who Is Dudus? Police Profile Inside...

The police yesterday released their profile of Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, who is wanted in the United States to answer to drug and gun charges.

The profile came as the…


Added by Englishchic on May 25, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

Security forces move on Tivoli Gardens

HEAVY explosions are ringing out in West Kingston as a large contingent of police and soldiers have converged on the volatile community of Tivoli Gardens in an effort to bring in reputed don, Christopher 'Dudus' Coke.

Plumes of smoke can also be seen rising from the area.

Until now the security forces have taken a soft-handed approach even in the face of constant attacks by gunmen which resulted in the…


Added by Englishchic on May 24, 2010 at 5:37pm — No Comments

UPDATE: Air Jamaica cancels flights due to violence....

THE violent stand-off between the security forces and criminal elements in West Kingston yesterday forced Air Jamaica to cancel three of its flights.

The airline announced the cancellations of flights JM 037, which was scheduled to depart…


Added by Englishchic on May 24, 2010 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

IMF raises fresh concerns about the Spanish economy

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised fresh concerns about Spain's economy, saying "far-reaching" reforms are needed to ensure its recovery.

It said the country faced "severe" challenges, including the need to urgently reform a "dysfunctional" labour market, and its banking sector.

The IMF's comments came after Spanish authorities had to rescue regional lender Cajasur…


Added by Englishchic on May 24, 2010 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Civil unrest spreads to Spanish Town....

POLICE are reporting that the Cross Roads police station was attacked by a band of thugs early this morning.

The cops say about ten men armed with assault rifles and handguns attacked the station about 3:30 am. The attack lasted for about 10 minutes but no police officer was injured.

This is the second time in two years that the Cross Roads Police station has been attacked by armed thugs. In…


Added by Englishchic on May 24, 2010 at 12:00pm — 9 Comments

Gunmen battle cops for control of the streets

A dumb-founded Jamaican nation remained transfixed to radio and television sets yesterday as marauding gunmen openly challenged security forces for control of the streets of downtown Kingston.

With the tension still running high at nightfall, police counted two of their numbers shot and one civilian dead, casualties of the gunmen's determined stance against the capture of Tivoli Gardens strongman Christopher 'Dudus'…


Added by Englishchic on May 24, 2010 at 11:50am — 4 Comments

Jamaican Police Commissioner tells Police: "Defend Yourselves."

COMMISSIONER of Police Owen Ellington wants his personnel to take quick and decisive action to defend themselves against attacks by gunmen attempting to prevent the arrest of reputed Tivoli Gardens don Christopher 'Dudus' Coke.

Ellington was speaking after two policemen were killed and six injured in a shootout with gunmen on Mountain View Avenue, St Andrew last night.

“Do not hesitate to…


Added by Englishchic on May 24, 2010 at 11:46am — 9 Comments

Brittany Murphy's husband is found dead at home...

LOS ANGELES – The husband of Brittany Murphy was found dead at his Los Angeles home late Sunday, five months after the Hollywood actress died, police said.

The preliminary cause of the death of…


Added by Englishchic on May 24, 2010 at 9:21am — 1 Comment

Portia alarmed at lack of curfew....

OPPOSITION leader Portia Simpson Miller is expressing alarm that the government has not imposed a curfew on sections of the city where gunmen are running amok and taking on the security forces.

In a letter addressed to Prime Minister Bruce Golding, Simpson Miller said the opposition People's National Party believes a curfew should have been imposed days ago.

"We are alarmed that no curfew was…


Added by Englishchic on May 23, 2010 at 11:26pm — 5 Comments

DUDUS: Learn about the man who they say holds Kingston Jamaica hostage ...

Christopher 'Dudus' Coke is not one of those flashy dons who one sees at every dance or nightclub 'flossing' with bottles of high-priced liquor and scores of scantily dressed girls in his entourage.

Unlike other dons, such as the late William 'Willie Haggart' Moore, Dudus will party quietly, and most times, you won't even know that he is at the dance.…


Added by Englishchic on May 23, 2010 at 10:56pm — 16 Comments

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