KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaica deployed soldiers in Kingston's
poorest neighborhoods on July 14 in an effort to control a wave of
gang-related violence that has swept the capital.
The troops joined police in enforcing a dusk-to-dawn curfew
Prime Minister P. J. Patterson ordered the army into Kingston
after a week in which more than 10 people were murdered and
hundreds of residents fled their homes fearing for their lives.
Despite the trouble, a spokes-
man for the Jamaica Tourist Board said there had been no flight
cancellations and hotels were operating normally.
According to the police, more than 500 people have been killed
in Jamaica this year.