Getting the word out…

Daily Archives: June 23, 2010

A travel alert issued on June 14 for Jamaica by the U.S. Department of State expires today.

The travel alert was implemented to replace the one issued on May 24, and to provide US citizens with information on the civil disturbance in Kingston and “sporadic violence” between the State and gang elements.

It has been over a month since Attorney General and Justice Minister Dorothy Lightbourne signed the extradition order, related to former West Kingston strongman, Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke on May 18. This led to an arrest warrant being issued for Coke, who is wanted by the United States to face gun and drug trafficking charges.

Travel alerts remain in effect for South Africa and
Toronto, Canada.

South Africa’s travel alert was issued by the US due to possible safety and security issues related to the FIFA World Cup. Canada’s alert is related to possible “large-scale demonstrations” in downtown Toronto resulting from the G20 summit.

Source: Gleaner/Power 106 News

The Reverend Al Miller was interrogated for several hours today at the Organized Crime Investigation Division (OCID) in downtown Kingston and will return there tomorrow for continued questioning by the police.

He turned in himself to OCID in downtown Kingston along with his lawyer Wentworth Charles, earlier today.

Yesterday the police asked the religious leader to immediately report to any station along with his lawyer for questioning after he was seen in the company of then fugitive Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke.

Mr Coke who was held in Ferry, St Catherine was reportedly being transported to the US Embassy by Rev Miller, when they were intercepted by the police.

The police have described Reverend Miller as a major person of interest in the matter currently being investigated.

Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Police Commissioner Owen Ellington said investigations would be conducted as to why Miller was not also held at the time Coke was taken into custody.

Reverend Miller was also instrumental in Coke’s sister, Sandra and his brother Leighton Livity Coke turning themselves in to the police.

Reverend Miller told The Gleaner/Power 106 News that Christopher Coke made the decision to turn himself in because he felt it was in the best interest of Jamaica.