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September 2019

September, 2019
Thematic Area: 

Murder and extreme violence are at crisis levels in Montego Bay. The city is also the birthplace and centre of the lottery scamming industry and its offshoots, an industry that generates millions of U.S. dollars a year, and is thought to be connected to the high murder and shooting rates in St. James. This study considers the purported nexus between lottery scamming, gangs, and the high murder rate in St. James by situating St. James’ violence problem in its socio-economic context, and reviews the measures that have been taken over the past decade to tackle both problems.

CAPRI's event launch and panel discussion - Scamming, Gangs and Violence in Montego Bay
Event Date: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 06:00
Event Location: 
Montego Bay Cultural Centre
Event Address: 
Sam Sharpe Square
Montego Bay
St. James
Jamaica
Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 18:00 to 20:00
Event Location: 
UWI Mona Visitors' Lodge and Conference Centre, The Gold Room
Event Address: 
2 Garden Lane, University of the West Indies, Mona
Kingston
Kingston
Jamaica
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