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Jamaica's PM Plots Political Escape

Thursday, 03 Jun 2010 05:58 AM

The Jamaican Prime Minister ordered a full-scale military assault on his own parliamentary constituency.

That would be like David Cameron, his British counterpart, sending shock-troops to seize control of Witney.

The illustration is useful only in that it makes clear that Bruce Golding, the Jamaican leader, has embarked on a path of no return.

Now, like the alleged drug baron he is pursuing, Mr Golding is plotting his own great escape.

Mr Golding’s West Kingston constituency includes the now-infamous Tivoli Gardens housing estate that is the stronghold - Jamaicans say “garrison” - of an international drug gang called “The Shower Posse.”

“The Shower Posse” is considered the most powerful of Jamaica’s estimated 250 gangs.

It controls the slums next to Jamaican capital’s central business district as well as, US prosecutors say, part of the city’s docks.

Before Mr Golding represented it in parliament, the seat was held for 43 years by his predecessor as Jamaican Labour Party leader and former prime minister Edward Seaga.

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