West Kingston, Jamaica

West Kingston is an area of Kingston, Jamaica, that includes the communities of Tivoli Gardens and Denham Town. It is known for violence,[1] gangs,[2] and reggae musicians who have emerged from the area.[3]

Violent clashes with police have taken place here, especially in the Tivoli Gardens, including the 2010 Kingston unrest, known locally as the "Tivoli Incursion".[4][5][6] CVM Television aired a documentary on this conflict with the military and police that took place in Tivoli Gardens.[7]


  1. ^ "The Collapse of the Old Order in West Kingston, Jamaica - caribbean-events.com". www.caribbean-events.com.
  2. ^ "West Kingston residents urged to help fight gang violence". jamaica-gleaner.com.
  3. ^ "Artists and bands from West Kingston, Jamaica". AllMusic.
  4. ^ "Police clash with gunmen in West Kingston". The Gleaner. 16 July 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  5. ^ Mackey, Robert (25 May 2010). "Following Jamaica's State of Emergency Online". The Lede. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Traces of a Massacre". The New Yorker. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  7. ^ Television Jamaica (15 July 2016), Gunmen and Police clash in Tivoli Gardens West Kingston- Prime Time News- July 15 2016, retrieved 25 June 2018