Prince Harry and Usain Bolt

Harry beats Bolt in Jamaica

Prince Harry is continuing his tour of the West Indies and joined the world's fastest man on the race track.

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Police: Eight-year-old UK girl shot dead in Jamaica

Police in Jamaica have confirmed that an eight-year-old girl from London has been shot dead while visiting family in the country.

Imani Green was in a shop in the rural north coast town of Duncans when a man opened fire at a group of people inside, Jamaican Deputy Superintendent of Police Steve Brown said.

Imani was taken to hospital and later died.

He added that the police are continuing with their enquiries.

Report: Eight-year-old British girl shot dead in Jamaica

An eight-year-old girl from London has been shot dead while visiting family in Jamaica, according to local media reports.

She was reportedly shot after an argument broke out at a store in the north coast area of Duncans and a man then opened fire.

A Foreign Office spokesperson said, "We can confirm the death of a British national in Jamaica on the 11th January. We are providing consular assistance and liaising with local authorities".

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Powerful drug trafficker locked up for 23 years

A powerful drug trafficker who evaded capture with the help of Jamaican authorities has been jailed for 23 years. Thousands of loyal followers promised to protect Christopher 'Dudus' Coke and the operation to capture him led to clashes in which dozens of people died.

Jamaican drug lord Christopher "Dudus" Coke
Jamaican drug lord Christopher "Dudus" Coke Credit: Reuters

Coke pleaded guilty in a New York court to drug trafficking and assault charges. Despite insisting he was "a good person" Coke was handed the maximum possible sentence.

Dancing partner rates Prince Harry's dancing just 7.5

by Georgina Brewer: Royal Producer
Prince Harry and Rita Marley
Prince Harry meets Rita Marley, Bob Marley's widow Credit: PA

While Prince Harry has been wowing the world with his enthusiastic and happy tour of Jamaica one person has not been overwhelmed with his visit.

Having joined in with some Jamaicans enjoying a dance to reggae music his chosen dance partner gave his dancing skills just a seven and a half out of ten.

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Prince Harry greets the woman who wants Jamaica to be a republic

Prince Harry and Portia Simpson Miller
Prince Harry meets Jamaican PM Portia Simpson Miller Credit: PA
Prince Harry and Portia Simpson Miller
Portia Simpson Miller has said she wants to see an end of British rule over Jamaica Credit: PA

Prince Harry has warmly embraced the Prime Minister of Jamaica Portia Simpson Miller as he arrived at Devon Hall, in Jamaica as part of a tour where he is a representating Queen Elizabeth II. The Jamaican PM had previously said she wants to see an end to British sovereignty over the island.

Simpson Miller said Jamaica's people should take full charge of their destiny and replace the Queen with a home-grown head of state, severing ties with the British monarchy. However, she gave no timescale for any referendum.

Jamaica vows to drop Queen as head of state

Jamaican Prime Minister Simpson Miller speaks during her swearing-in ceremony at King's House in Kingston
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has said having a Jamaican head of state would be a monument to the slaves first brought to Jamaica Credit: REUTERS/Gilbert Bellamy

Jamaica's prime minister has reiterated her plans to drop the Queen as head of state; on the eve of Prince Harry's Diamond Jubilee tour. Prince Harry is due to arrive on Monday for a four-day trip. Ms Simpson Miller is using the visit to bring forward a referendum on the issue. She said:

"I think the fact that August coming will be 50 years since we have gained our independence that it's time for us to sever the ties... I really feel it is time now for Jamaica to have its own leadership fully, to take charge."

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