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Op-Ed: A Conclusion for Jamaica’s Coke?

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor Christopher Coke received a 23-year sentence Friday for racketeering conspiracy and conspiracy to commit assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering from Judge Robert Patterson Of the Southern District of New York. According to …

Jamaica’s Christopher Coke Sentenced to Maximum 23 Years in Prison

 Above: Jamaican strongman Christopher Coke (FP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican strongman Christopher Coke has been sentenced to 23 years in prison by US District Judge Robert Patterson. Coke, the leader of the international criminal organization called the “Shower …

US Government Seeks Maximum 23-Year Prison Term for Christopher Coke

 Above: Christopher Coke By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States is seeking the maximum 23-year prison term for Jamaican strongman Christopher “Dudus” Coke, who pleaded guilty to charges of racketeering conspiracy and assault charges in August. The US’ efforts …

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 By Alexander Britell Dr Peter Phillips is the former Minister of National Security, Minister of Transport and Works and Minister of Health in Jamaica, having also served in two other ministerial posts. He is now the campaign director for the …

 By David P RoweOp-Ed Contributor If matters go wrong in a free society, it is in the public interest that a free media exist to provide the public with information that the public has a right to know. This is …

 In a shift from earlier comments by National Security Minister Dwight Nelson, Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness admitted that the government had accepted an offer from the United States government for surveillance and imagery assistance during the May 2010 raid …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Jamaican government said it is refuting a recent report in the New Yorker magazine that the United States gave Jamaica assistance in carrying out security operations in West Kingston in May 2010. The operation …

 Above Jamaican PM Andrew Holness (Photo: OPM) By the Caribbean Journal staff New Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he will engage Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller in dialogue aimed at dismantling Jamaica’s garrison communities from the political landscape. Holness, …

 By David P RoweOp-Ed Contributor Christopher Coke is a violent, politically affiliated Jamaican drug lord who was arrested while disguised as a woman in the company of a friendly pastor. Yesterday, Mr Coke struck a plea bargain with the United …

 By Alexander Britell Jamaican strongman Christopher Coke’s motion to exclude wiretap evidence taken against him in Jamaica has been denied in US Federal Court. Coke is alleged to have controlled the Tivoli Gardens area in Kingston since the early 1990s …

 Jamaica’s Opposition People’s National Party is planning an island-wide protest concerning the government’s handling of the extradition crisis involving Christopher “Dudus” Coke. Former Justice Minister KD Knight, the lead attorney representing the party during the recently-concluded Commission of Enquiry, said …

 Information Minister Daryl Vaz The Jamaican Cabinet will discuss the report of the Manatt Commission of Enquiry on June 13 at Jamaica House, according to Information Minister Daryl Vaz, and the report will be tabled in Parliament the next day. …

 According to a study by the Planning Institute of Jamaica, the unrest in Kingston’s troubled Tivoli Gardens neighborhood involving the raid on strongman Christopher Coke cost the country approximately $258.8 million (nearly $22 billion in Jamaican currency). The economic effects …

 The Jamaica Defence Force is facing criticism after it is refusing to publicize the results of an internal review that examined its operation in West Kingston last year. “The no-comment is not acceptable,” said Dr Carolyn Gomes, the executive director …

 Angela Brown-Burke is the vice president of Jamaica’s People’s National Party, along with being Councillor for the Norman Gardens Division and Minority Leader in the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation. Caribbean Journal talked to Brown-Burke about the ongoing problems of …

 Lawyers in the Manatt-Dudus Commission of Enquiry in Jamaica made their final submissions yesterday as the commission prepares to present its report by the May 16 deadline. The report centers on two main questions — whether the extradition of Christopher …

 A conference room at the firm’s office The ongoing commission examining efforts by Jamaica’s leaders to lobby the United States concerning the requested extradition of Christopher “Dudus” Coke could hinge on whether U.S. law firm Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, which …

 As Jamaica’s Manatt Commission of Enquiry draws to a close, Prime Minister Bruce Golding said that he had not tipped off former Tivoli Gardens strongman Christopher “Dudus” Coke after Jamaica received the United States’ extradition request. “I have not seen …