Vivian Blake is dead
The convicted drug boss and reported head of the ‘shower posse’, Vivian Blake has died. He came back to Jamaica last year after spending 8 years in a US jail for his leading role in a drugs gang which is thought to have been responsible for over a thousand murders.
I have written about him on this blog before click here
In that post, I write about Blake saying that he was afraid for his life and that he thought the politicians wanted him dead. All Jamaican newspapers are reporting that Blake died from an illness – read what they say here and here. Blake’s own lawyer says he had kidney disease and was on dialysis but he was admitted into hospital the day before his death following a heart attack.
All I would like to add is that this death is all the more relevant right now as Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke is facing an extradition order – which the Jamaican government is refusing to comply with. Read more on that here.
There are many similarities between the two don men, Blake and Dudus, both from Tivoli Gardens in Kingston (the Prime Minister’s own constituency), both high profile criminals with money, power – political influence and secrets. Dudus is the current leader of the same shower posse according to AP.
Just how is the Dudus situation going to end and will the truth about the relationship between Jamaica’s dons and politicians ever come out?