Stories about Jamaica from June, 2010
Caribbean: On Crime
The Caribbean Camera reports on the G-8 and G-20 summits from a regional perspective.
Jamaica: Bloggers Discuss Dudus’ Extradition
Following his capture by Jamaican police, Michael Christopher 'Dudus' Coke has been extradited to the United States to face pending charges of drug and arms trafficking. "The President", as he is also known, issued a statement about his decision "to waive [his] right to an extradition hearing in Jamaica..."
Jamaica: ‘Dudus” Hearing Today
“Dudus is to have his hearing at 10:00 a.m. at Harman Barracks, Up Park Camp (the army base in Jamaica)” today: Girl With a Purpose explains what to expect.
Jamaica: Lighter Side
Annie Paul looks at the lighter side of ‘Dudus” capture (as does Laura Redpath in this tweet).
Jamaica: ‘Dudus’ In Custody
News broke late yesterday that Jamaica's most wanted man, Christopher 'Dudus' Coke - whose pending extradition to the United States threw the island nation into a state of emergency thanks to a standoff between alleged criminal elements and national security forces - had finally been captured. Bloggers follow developments.
Jamaica: The capture of Dudus
Labrish is following the breaking news that Jamaica's most wanted man, Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, has been captured.
Jamaica: Social Media Benefits
In light of the recent state of emergency in Jamaica, diaspora blogger Labrish calls social media “a strong wind at the back of citizen journalists and ultimately a benefit for the cause of democracy.”
Jamaica: Charges to be Laid
YardFlex.com cites a news report that claims Jamaican police are “reportedly making arrangements to lay charges against Ochoa Ogilvie, son of Justin Ogilvie, a top associate of Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke.”
Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: The Hunt for ‘Dudus’
Trinidadian blogger This Beach Called Life comments on the situation in Jamaica as the search for alleged drug trafficker ‘Dudus’ continues: “Once there is a market for drugs and arms there will always be those who are willing to fill that need. A plaster on the sore always feels good...
Jamaica, Barbados, U.S.A.: Unstoppable Spill?
Jamaican diaspora blogger Labrish doubts that President Obama “is getting good advice when so much information is out there about grave concerns from scientists about whether this oil leak can be stopped”, while from Barbados, B.C. Pires observes: “If the calamity had occurred at the other end of the Caribbean...
Jamaica: Thanks, Dad
In honour of Father's Day this Sunday, Irie Diva is “taking a small moment to say thanks dad, good fathers are few and far in between and I am blessed to have you in my life…”
Jamaica: On Tivoli
Active Voice blogs about the man shortage in Tivoli Gardens following the crackdown on the area in the search for ‘Dudus': “The female population is getting antsy because of the sudden disappearance of their menfolk, go-getting women are hitting on JDF soldiers…”; Barbados Underground, meanwhile, says: “The Tivoli Dudus Coke...
Jamaica: Waiting for ‘Dudus’
As ‘Dudus’ remains at large, bloggers comment on the upset the search for him has caused…Chez Hsia: “Someone needs to step in and provide the social services that Dudus was providing, or else the cycle will just begin anew…”; Active Voice: “The problem is that even in times of uneasy...
Jamaica: Art & Ammo
Art has a place in the search for ‘Dudus”; Annie Paul explains.
Jamaica, Guyana: Passing on the Classics
“Any list of Caribbean classics ultimately has to be the responsibility of Caribbean people wherever we are. And we’re not only responsible for creating a canon, but also for passing it on…”: Guyanese diaspora Charmaine Valere weighs in on Geoffrey Philp's question as to what constitutes a Caribbean literary classic.
Jamaica: Dancing for the Don?
“Passa-Passa wasn’t just a big street dance. It was a full-on performance BY Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke for the rest of the country and the world. He showed…that he had the power to…[draw] crowds of people like moths to a flame to frolic in his personal fiefdom that is Tivoli. Smart...
What does it mean to be a Caribbean-American? Diaspora blogger Geoffrey Philp asks someone who knows.
Jamaica: Ingredients for a Caribbean Classic
What is a Caribbean Classic? Thanks to Jamaican born writer Opal Palmer Adisa, litblogger Geoffrey Philp finds out.
Jamaica: The Real ‘Dudus’
Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke is probably one of the most wanted men on the planet. Annie Paul and Jamaica Salt find out more about the person behind the persona.
Jamaica Salt blogs about the alleged “extortion rackets going on in downtown Kingston, linked to the power held by Dudus.”
Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Gulf Spill
Labrish Jamaica wonders whether the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will affect the Caribbean, while the incident has made Trinidad and Tobago's This Beach Called Life “think about our very own offshore drilling efforts”.