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February 3, 1989
Jamaican troops and police patrolled a tense provincial city to halt pre-election street fighting between party gunmen that has left at least two people dead and several houses firebombed this week. Hundreds of soldiers and police flooded into Spanish Town, about 15 miles west of Kingston, to stop clashes between supporters of the ruling Jamaica Labor Party and the opposition People's National Party.
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April 22, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Jamaicans protesting tax hikes blocked major roads with burning barricades of tires and furniture, defying police who fired warning shots and tear gas. At least six people were reported killed in the riots. Violent protests have swept the Caribbean island since the government announced $100 million in new taxes Friday. But Prime Minister P.J. Patterson indicated late Wednesday that his government is ready to back down from a 30% increase in fuel prices.
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April 22, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Jamaicans protesting tax hikes blocked major roads with burning barricades of tires and furniture, defying police who fired warning shots and tear gas. At least six people were reported killed in the riots. Violent protests have swept the Caribbean island since the government announced $100 million in new taxes Friday. But Prime Minister P.J. Patterson indicated late Wednesday that his government is ready to back down from a 30% increase in fuel prices.
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April 21, 1999 | From Associated Press
Gunfire, looting and flaming roadblocks paralyzed Jamaica's capital on Tuesday as protesters defied police firing tear gas and warning shots. One woman was killed and six other people wounded, police said. The Police Information Center said the woman, who was not identified, was shot dead by a private security guard during rioting in Kingston, the capital. Demonstrators were protesting a government decision Thursday to increase gasoline prices from $1.55 a gallon to $2.
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April 21, 1999 | From Associated Press
Gunfire, looting and flaming roadblocks paralyzed Jamaica's capital on Tuesday as protesters defied police firing tear gas and warning shots. One woman was killed and six other people wounded, police said. The Police Information Center said the woman, who was not identified, was shot dead by a private security guard during rioting in Kingston, the capital. Demonstrators were protesting a government decision Thursday to increase gasoline prices from $1.55 a gallon to $2.
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February 1, 1985 | From Reuters
Prime Minister Edward Seaga has left for the United States to spearhead a media campaign aimed at reassuring potential tourists after recent riots, Jamaica's official news agency said Thursday. Seaga has said Jamaican hotels have had thousands of cancellations since the Jan. 15-16 rioting.
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February 3, 1989
Jamaican troops and police patrolled a tense provincial city to halt pre-election street fighting between party gunmen that has left at least two people dead and several houses firebombed this week. Hundreds of soldiers and police flooded into Spanish Town, about 15 miles west of Kingston, to stop clashes between supporters of the ruling Jamaica Labor Party and the opposition People's National Party.
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