Antigua Readies to Roll Out CCTV System in St John's

Above: St John’s, Antigua (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Antigua and Barbuda is set to unveil a new project that will install 110 CCTV cameras and sensors in the city of St John’s. The project, […]


Bermuda Reports Drop in Crime

Above: Bermuda By the Caribbean Journal staff Crime in Bermuda continues to fall, according to data released by the Bermuda Police Service. For the first time in five years, all major crime categories are on the decline, the force said, […]


United States Warns Citizens on "Spike in Crime" in Bahamas

Above: Nassau (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Embassy has issued a new advisory warning US citizens traveling in the Bahamas on a “crime spike” in the country. The security message, which was released on Wednesday, […]


Jamaica's Simpson Miller on Crime: "Enough is Enough"

Above: Jamaica Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller By the Caribbean Journal staff It is time for Jamaica to slay the “monster of crime,” Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller said in her New Year’s message. “Fighting crime takes a united effort,” […]

Can Jamaica Control Its Crime Problem?

By David Rowe Op-Ed Contributor The murder of 19-year-old Franciena Johnson and her cousin Nadia Fearon) on Christmas Eve was a terrible development for Jamaican tourism and the perception of Jamaican stability held by the Jamaican Diaspora. Franciena was a […]

Jamaica to Put "Increased Focus" on Crime Prevention in 2014

Above: Courtney Brown, Director of Crime Prevention and Community Safety in the Ministry of National Security By the Caribbean Journal staff As Jamaica continues to struggle with a high rate of violent crime, the government says it will be placing […]


Major Crimes Drop in Jamaica

Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The number of serious and violent crimes in Jamaica fell by 11 percent in the first six months of 2013, according to data released by the government. The murder rate was […]

In St Vincent, Fighting Crime With Pan

Above: a steel pan By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean crime remains a major challenge for the region. But St Vincent and the Grenadines is taking a unique approach to fight the problem. The government says it is expanding its […]

Op-Ed: How to Contain Jamaican Crime

By Kent Gammon Op-Ed Contributor THE MURDER RATE per 100,000 is 41 in Jamaica, making it one of the most murderous countries in the world. With its economy heavily dependent on tourism, crime is not a variable it can afford. […]

Op-Ed: Does Jamaica Need Outside Help to Deal With Crime?

By David Rowe Op-Ed Contributor Last week’s assault on Vincent Simpson, the brother of Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller has left Jamaica in shock. When coupled with the recent late-night burglary of the Minister of National Security, it leaves the impression […]

Solving Jamaica’s Crime Problem

By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor JAMAICA IS REALLY an amazing place. Over the last week, while we have all recognized the need to get economic and social development going, and in a week when we are expecting the Finance Minister […]

Bunting: Crime Rate Has Held Back Jamaica's Economic Development

  Above: Jamaica Minister of National Security Peter Bunting (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff While Jamaica’s crime rate is showing a downward trajectory, the last four decades of high crime have had a severe impact on the country’s […]


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