Hospital sources said that the dead and injured were mainly civilians caught up in the violence as troops fanned out across the city hunting an alleged drug kingpin.
Police have officially put the death toll at 27, but Mr Golding warned the figures would rise, and police said there had also been "several murders" in Greater Kingston area. Hospital sources said they had received "about 50" dead bodies and witnesses told of a truck with another 12 corpses on board.
The third-world is not the third-world because of an incredibly long run of unbelievably bad luck.
It is the third-world because it is peopled with third-world people.
Race is not a social construct. Societies are racial constructs.
Demographics is destiny.