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

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