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Friday, May 27, 2005

Businesses in Jamaica Shut Down to Protest High Crime Rates

From Reuters:  "Businesses across Jamaica shuttered their doors early on Wednesday to protest the rapid rise in crime and violence in the Caribbean nation. The protest, organized by the powerful Private Sector Organization of Jamaica, drew support from all 14 parishes, although there were notable opponents to the move."  The shutdown included banks, supermarkets, gas stations and restaurants.  The government was supportive of the collective action, stating that it was doing the best if could to fight crime, but that the shutdown might help send a strong message to would-be criminals that the citizens of Jamaica are fed up.  Story . . .  [Mark Godsey]

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