Kingston, Jamaica under state of emergency

May 23, 2010 Full story: National Post

Jamaican authorities said Sunday they were putting Kingston and surrounding areas under a state of emergency as police fought armed gangs trying to block the arrest of a reputed gang leader sought for possible extradition to the United States.

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Brooklyn, NY

#1 May 23, 2010
Wonderful P.R for the country. What is happening in Jamaica when a "Druglord" has nearly as much power as a head of state?. Reminiscent of Afghanistan?, and it's only 600 miles from our shores. Geez! Such a beautiful island gone to pot.(no pun intended).......LOL!........TP MP 35

Portland, OR

#2 May 24, 2010
That is right to stop the vandalism and the crime; we want our island clean.
Kacey Shadaye Lexington

Belfast, UK

#3 May 24, 2010
These people in Tivolli Gardens Or whatever the place is named NEED to open their eyes and look at the bigger picture. Why sacrifice a nation for one man? Think about it,Jamaica will loose all help and money needed from not only the USA but the UNITED NATIONS of the WORLD. Basically if he's not handed over the country is F***ed.

Then again, when politicians do get this money from abroad they don't help the poor. What we need is a system like the uk which is:

-Free schooling from nursery up to 17.
- A more advanced curriculum to arm our youths with qualification that enables them to survive in the world.
-Apprentiship for adults to train them for a specific job so more people are qualified and can find job
-Re-build homes in slums like Tivolli.G which the government can own but let residents pay rent as most ppl cant afford to buy homes.
-Better health care
-Look after the environment and recycle. By doing this you can employ cleaners and thats a job for ppl

& much more ideas i have but im only 15 so you knw i cant make them come true. All payed by Tax money and crime money e.g dudus is allegedly worth 100million so they can sell his possestions and pay for all of that allong with tax money and money borrowed

Brooklyn, NY

#4 May 24, 2010
Jamaica what a strange and backward nation.

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