'Dudas' Coke reportedly helped poor people in his neighborhood pay for food and school fees, making him wildly popular despite international charges of brutality, writes guest blogger Hannah Stone.
Former Prime Minister Portia Simpson, Jamaica's first female prime minister, handily beat Andrew Holness, the nation's youngest prime minister, in yesterday's election.
Jamaica heads to the polls today in a vote that will decide whether it's youngest prime minister, Andrew Holness, stays on.
Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding angrily dismissed reports that he is an associate of Dudus Coke, the alleged drug lord and gang leader. Mr. Golding vowed to root out gang leaders, or 'dons', from Jamaican communities.