In addition to Club Med-ready tourists, blue jeans, and whole lot of wheat the United States is the premiere exporter of illegal guns to Jamaica, accounting for “eighty percent of the weapons seized in the Caribbean island” according to the Associated Press. How do so many of these firearms “pour into violent slums”? Mostly because American authorities are more concerned with imports than exports. Says a Jamaican police commissioner: “There aren’t any checks or any controls on goods leaving the United States. Yet anything leaving here, we have to make sure it’s double-checked and tripled-checked for drugs.” In semi-related news, Dancehall veteran Ninja Man still can’t get bail in his murder case. |AP|

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