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Jamaica seeks US$1 billion to fight gangs
Jamaica Observer ^ | Thursday, June 03, 2010 | JamaicaObserver.com

Posted on 06/04/2010 7:16:43 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace

Jamaica seeks US$1 billion to fight gangs

Recruit police, remove dons and rebuild communities

JAMAICA is seeking US$1 billion in loans and grants to help remove dons and rebuild the poor communities they have long dominated, reports Bloomberg News.

The money will also be used to raise the complement of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) from its current 8,500 personnel towards its target of 12,000.

Government officials have been meeting with donor countries and international lending institutions such as the World Bank and the Inter American Development Bank (IDB).

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) administration believes that it has improved its credibility following its assault on organised crime in the garrison community of Tivoli Gardens, which lies within the West Kingston constituency of Prime Minister Bruce Golding.

“Our investment partners have recognised that this government is demonstrating it knows how to deal with the crime problem," Minister of Finance Audley Shaw told Bloomberg in a telephone interview.

The United States welcomed the recent action by Government, prompted by Prime Minister Bruce Golding agreeing after nine months of drama to comply with the United States' extradition request for Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, reputed don of Tivoli Gardens.

However the international media reports are raising questions about the deaths of 73 civilians in the West Kingston operation and the relationships between politicians and dons in Jamaica. Meantime Coke remains at large.

Golding is hoping that his new anti-crime crusade will help rebuild his political fortunes after he was forced to offer his resignation as prime minister over the Manatt, Phelps & Phillips affair, the US law firm hired by his governing JLP to lobby the US government against the extradition.

Areas of Kingston remain under a State of Emergency, declared for one month on May 23.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: battleoftivoli; christophercoke; dea; dudus; jamaica; kingston; spareadime; wod

1 posted on 06/04/2010 7:16:43 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

Unpossible.

They legalized pot.

This cannot be true.


2 posted on 06/04/2010 7:17:27 PM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

Well it works so well with Mexico.


3 posted on 06/04/2010 7:17:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

I thought ganja was supposed to make people all mellow.


4 posted on 06/04/2010 7:17:52 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

A billion here, a billion there. Posted mainly so I don’t forget how to post articles. : )


5 posted on 06/04/2010 7:18:06 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (1.416785(71) x 10^32)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

Sure. Why not? We still have checks in our checkbooks.


6 posted on 06/04/2010 7:18:50 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Flag_This

Exactly : )


7 posted on 06/04/2010 7:19:41 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (1.416785(71) x 10^32)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

the US paid money to Jam. to kill 70 people in Kingston


8 posted on 06/04/2010 7:21:33 PM PDT by element92
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

After the corn rolled politicians take their cut, they’ll probably have about a buck fifty to fight crime. Heck with ‘em.


9 posted on 06/04/2010 7:23:01 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

Dang, ammo must be pretty expensive down there.


10 posted on 06/04/2010 7:23:05 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("A Republic, If You Can Keep It" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pb6EZVY9zvs


11 posted on 06/04/2010 7:23:43 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (1.416785(71) x 10^32)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

The crooks talked my mother in law into sending them $30 thousand the last I knew. They just call her on the phone and the law enforcement says they can do nothing. She wires about $500 to a thousand at a time. She needs to be ruled incompetent.


12 posted on 06/04/2010 7:23:54 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

It’s a Commonwealth of Britain, let the Queen handle it.


13 posted on 06/04/2010 7:25:29 PM PDT by OCC
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

Back in the day... a billion US was a lot of money.


14 posted on 06/04/2010 7:32:16 PM PDT by muddler (Obama is either incompetent or malicious, and it makes little difference which.)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

Tell them no!


15 posted on 06/04/2010 7:32:19 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

Back in the day... a billion US was a lot of money.


16 posted on 06/04/2010 7:33:03 PM PDT by muddler (Obama is either incompetent or malicious, and it makes little difference which.)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

“Screw face, me nah know no Screwface!”


17 posted on 06/04/2010 7:35:40 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: happinesswithoutpeace
Forget it. How about using that $billion to fight our own gangs? And I mean fight, not coddle, nor shower with riches, nor build new community centers for them, etc.
18 posted on 06/04/2010 7:36:45 PM PDT by LibWhacker (America awake!)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace
Forget it. How about using that $billion to fight our own gang problem? And I mean fight, not coddle, nor shower with riches, nor build new community centers for them, etc.
19 posted on 06/04/2010 7:38:16 PM PDT by LibWhacker (America awake!)
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To: GeronL

I thought it was still illegal there. Are you sure?


20 posted on 06/04/2010 7:48:33 PM PDT by James C. Bennett
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

AP-Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State USA announced today (6-04-10) that the US would in fact fund anti-gang efforts in return for a yet announced delivery of a white substance to a remote airport in Arkansas. Hillery’s husband Ex-President William Jefferson Clinton is to be at the delivery site to monitor the shipment. No other details available.


21 posted on 06/04/2010 7:49:37 PM PDT by 23 Everest (Stop the drama, Dump 0bama!)
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To: GeronL

Tell them to ask the Chinese.


22 posted on 06/04/2010 7:51:51 PM PDT by achilles2000 (Shouting "fire" in a burning building is doing everyone a favor...whether they like it or not)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

AP-Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State USA announced today (6-04-10) that the US would in fact fund anti-gang efforts in return for a yet announced delivery of a white substance to a remote airport in Arkansas. Hillery’s husband Ex-President William Jefferson Clinton is to be at the delivery site to monitor the shipment. No other details available.


23 posted on 06/04/2010 7:53:06 PM PDT by 23 Everest (Stop the drama, Dump 0bama!)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

ummmm. no.


24 posted on 06/04/2010 7:54:44 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (Protons have mass? I didn't even know they were Catholic.)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

Holy crap, thats more than the whole island is worth.


25 posted on 06/04/2010 8:03:33 PM PDT by ully2 (ully)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

The Jamaican government *IS* a gang.


26 posted on 06/04/2010 8:03:45 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

Heck, make them a state and it will qualify for stimulus money. 1 Billion is then noth’n maahn.


27 posted on 06/04/2010 8:13:35 PM PDT by JSteff ((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))
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To: happinesswithoutpeace
Come back to Jamaica . . .

and get mugged again.

28 posted on 06/04/2010 8:20:56 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

Sorry der Mon...we be broke!


29 posted on 06/04/2010 8:27:40 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

In after malfunction 0_o


30 posted on 06/04/2010 8:54:40 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (1.416785(71) x 10^32)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

Absolutely. We should give the whole $1 billion. With one tiny condition. Barry moves to Jamaica immediately and STAYS THERE 24/7 to provide on scene supervision. Cheap price to get him out of our White House.


31 posted on 06/04/2010 8:59:32 PM PDT by BAW (I'm voting for Chuck DeVore in California.)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

We could start with the Gang of 535...right in downtown DC.....


32 posted on 06/04/2010 8:59:48 PM PDT by mo
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

Gee...another billion going up in smoke...


33 posted on 06/04/2010 9:30:16 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (JD Hayworth for Senate ..... jdforsenate.com)
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To: BAW

lol


34 posted on 06/04/2010 9:31:57 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (1.416785(71) x 10^32)
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To: Big Horn

What is her phone number? At least I wouldn’t waste her money!


35 posted on 06/04/2010 9:36:58 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

Sorry folks, we’re broke. Solve your own problems.


36 posted on 06/04/2010 10:12:57 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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