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Jamaican Yardies – Part Three

Following the rise of Yardie power in the United States and then its subsequent struggle against the police and well-established gangs, it was time to move further afield.  As before, the gangs targeted countries with well-established West Indian populations and … Continue reading

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Jamaican Yardies – Part Two

In our previous post we explained how Edward Seaga, the incumbent leader of Jamaica’s ruling political party, had persuaded many Yardies that their future lay abroad.  The United States became the preferred destination and many of the major cities contained … Continue reading

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Jamaican Yardies – Part One

The term Yardies has come to be the descriptive word for Jamaican gangsters, particularly in the places where they have settled abroad – most notable the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.  The word derives however, from a more … Continue reading

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