A MAN SITS BY A MURAL OF JAMAICAN REGGAE MASTER BOB MARLEY IN KINGSTON.
A man sits by a mural of Jamaican reggae master Bob Marley in Kingston
July 12, 2001. Since the days when Bob Marley honed his music in the
Trench Town ghetto and the Manley political dynasty dominated Jamaica,
political violence has been rooted deeply in Kingston's poor inner city
garrisons. At least 25 people have died in four days of shooting
between residents and security forces that began five days ago is an
extension of violence that has rocked Kingston's slums since the
Caribbean nation's two major political forces, the Peoples National
Party and the Jamaica Labour Party, distributed weapons to their
supporters in the 1970s.