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giantspiders
5/9/2018 18:01 EST

Hi. I'm not an expat yet, but considering it. I have been dating a Jamaican woman for about 9 months. She lives in Westmoreland.

I have a serious problem and am looking for advice. Some of you may be aware of the recent surge in gang violence western Jamaica. Last Tuesday, 7 people were killed, including two children, in Grange Hill. This prompted a big police crackdown in Westmoreland, particularly in Grange Hill and Savanna-la-Mar.

My girlfriend was contacted by the police and told to come to the station to be questioned. This also happened to her mother, her brother, her sister, her daughter, and several cousins. After that, I did not hear from my girlfriend until today (6 days later). Her daughter was released from custody and called me to tell me what happened.

Apparently her entire family is being accused of being gang members by the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation (C-TOC) Branch of the JCF. They are being held until some kind of trial next week.

I need help. Does anyone know how I would go about getting my girlfriend out of jail? Should I contact the Jamaican embassy in the US? Should I try to contact the police directly? Should I try to hire a lawyer in Jamaica? Does anyone have any ideas?

I would appreciate any suggestions you might have.

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edmon59
5/9/2018 22:06 EST

iterator
Ok, a bad scene for you. Obviously you are not on the ground here. My family has been the target of reprisal killing for some months...... The cops finally ended it in Coral Garden recently. It was in the news. Get used to it dude, No-one is safe here, especially anyone connected to locals.

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edmon59
5/9/2018 22:08 EST

iterator
PM me the particulars. I'll see what I can do.

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almostretired
6/30/2018 13:05 EST

Please be careful. Theres no smoke without fire. Theres obviously enough intelligence on the family for such drastic action to have been taken.
Hold on to your money. If you are thinking of moving here its not a good idea to get caught up in such serious criminal matters

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Gardis
6/30/2018 16:40 EST

You just got very good advice which you should listen to. Your girlfriend's entire family was questioned? Soon, they will be asking you for money to get out of this trouble. You should lose her phone number and move on. There is no ACLU in Jamaica.

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