Hospitals were offering emergency services only and the government appealed for blood donations after hospitals warned stocks were dangerously low.That can't be right, can it? I mean, I've seen all those sunny peaceful travel commercials...
Gunmen erected barricades of barbed wire and junked cars in an effort to repel police.
"High as its homicide total was in 2004, it was higher still in 2005, reaching a record 1,674 among a population of 2.7 million people, surpassing the rates of both Colombia and South Africa."Good gawd... how could things possibly get so out of hand?
The quid pro quo between criminal and political leaders began 30 years ago, when rival political parties agreed to arm street gangs in return for higher turnouts at polling stations, Mr. Chettleburgh said.Okay... that certainly explains a few things.
“This is a gang that was really seeded by political forces. And that’s sort of the dirty little secret of Jamaican politics.”