The Nitty Gritty and Marley gangs; whether the state acts against these gangs; whom these gangs target [JAM36799.E]

No references to the Nitty Gritty or Marley gang in Jamaica could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

Correspondence sent to two sources

IRB databases


Internet sites including:

Amnesty International

BBC News Online

Derechos Human Rights

Freedom in the World: 1999-2000

Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaica Observer

Jamaicans for Justice

Jamaicans United for Social Justice

Nathanson Centre for the Study of Organized Crime and Corruption


Political Resources on the Net: Jamaica

Transparency International

World News Connection