WIKILEAKS: THE RAMBLINGS OF MRS. GOLDING

Time: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 20:19 UTC ¶1. (C) Lorna Golding, the wife of Prime Minister (PM) Bruce Golding, told Post’s Public Affairs Officer (PAO) Patricia Attkisson that she believes Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is under the “pernicious influence” of U.S. Representative Charles Rangel regarding the contentious U.S. extradition request for Christopher “Dudus” Coke. […]
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WIKILEAKS: PETER PHILLIPS VOWED NEVER TO SERVE IN ANOTHER PORTIA-LED GOVERNMENT

Time: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 20:13 UTC Summary: In a recent conversation with the NAS Director, Jamaica’s former Minister of National Security and opposition People’s National Party (PNP) leader, Peter Phillips, agreed that there is danger that Jamaica could go the way of Haiti if the current government were to fail in its reform efforts […]
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WIKILEAKS: IMPLOSION AT FINANCIAL INVESTIGATIVE DIVISION LEAVES CONTINUED U.S. SUPPORT IN QUESTION

Time: Wed, 7 May 2008 20:32 UTC ¶1. (SBU) Summary: In early April, when the NAS Director was absent from Post, the Government of Jamaica removed the Director, Deputy Director, and key investigative staff from the Financial Investigative Division (FID). The reason given for the decision was that the “international community had lost confidence in […]
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WIKILEAKS: JAMAICAN POLICE UNDER FIRE

Time: Thu, 12 May 2005 00:00 UTC ¶1. (C) Summary: In seperate incidents, between 9:00 p.m. on May 3 and 7:00 a.m. on May 4, three Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) officers and one private security guard were murdered while another JCF officer was injured in Kingston. Two of the alleged gunmen were shot and killed […]
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WIKILEAKS: THE QUESTIONABLE CHARACTER OF JAMES ROBERTSON

[Editor’s Note: While I am not so naïve as to believe that our politicians are squeaky clean, I believe the questions must be asked: – Why would a public servant, particularly a deputy leader of a party, make and maintain “underworld contacts”? – Why, if you have knowledge of their criminal acts and history, was […]
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WIKILEAKS: PNP FACES INTERNAL PROBLEMS/LACK OF ENTHUSIASM

Time: Wed, 6 Jun 2007 18:09 UTC ¶1. (SBU) Poloff recently met with longtime People’s National Party (PNP) activist and organizer Karen Cross to discuss recent media reports of problems within the PNP which could impact the outcome of the upcoming elections (due by October 2007). During the meeting, Cross confirmed that there is still […]
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Drip…Drip…Drip. That Darn Leaky Faucet!

The leaks finally became a flood. After the initial “drip-drip” of information, Wikileaks decided to release the entire database of cables when the file was (ironically) leaked onto the web. The US Embassy cables revealed in late 2010 “contain diplomatic analysis from world leaders, and the diplomats’ assessment of host countries and their officials.” We […]
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