Friday, 10 January 2014

Border Protection: Radiation Alert!

Jamaica Customs authorities have revealed that in the last 13 months, tests conducted at the nation's ports have confirmed the presence of higher-than-normal levels of radiation in two shipments from Japan.

The most recent case, according to Assistant Commissioner of Customs Velma Ricketts, came last month when a trans-shipment container carrying used motor-vehicle parts destined for Guyana was scanned at the Kingston Container Terminal and its radiation levels was determined to be "elevated".

The first case involved a minibus imported by a local used-car dealer in November 2012.

"The JCA [Jamaica Customs Agency] has been on high alert since the earthquake affected Japan," Ricketts said in an emailed response to queries by The Gleaner. More


  1. Not surprised, about 50 U.S Navy personnel right now fighting cancer from when the USS Reagon went over there to help.

    1. Wow. That's news to me. I did a little search online and found that folks were coming down with thyroid cancer, leukemia, testicular cancer and brain tumors. This radiation poisoning is deadly serious. Can you imagine the scenario in Japan itself? There surely is a news media blackout to prevent panic and mass migration. They are in the heart of it.

  2. Yea, I was schedule to go also but they canceled my Ship from going there also.