christopher coke

Study: Tivoli Gardens Unrest Cost Jamaica $258.8 Million

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 […]

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Jamaica Defence Force Mum on Internal Review of Coke Raid

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 […]

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A Conversation with Angela Brown-Burke, VP of Jamaica's People's National Party

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 […]

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Manatt Commission Set to Report May 16

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 […]

U.S. Firm Manatt, Phelps and Phillips Mum on Commission Evidence

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 […]

Golding, Testifying at Commission, Says No Contact with Coke

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 […]

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Jamaica's Manatt Commission Debates Washington Lobbyists

A heated battle took place at the Manatt Commission of Enquiry today in Kingston, as lawyers debated the place of lobbyists in Jamaican history. Frank Phipps, attorney for the Jamaica Labour Party, attempted to support the proposition that the practice […]

Lightbourne: U.S. Didn't Want to Listen

Jamaican Justice Minister Dorothy Lightbourne took the stand in the high-profile Commission of Enquiry yesterday, and charged that the Christopher Coke affair could have been resolved far earlier if not for the approach of the United States. “I think that […]


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