Missile Warheads in Jamaica
Warheads in Paradise: Jamaica is a popular tourist destination, but the island has long been used by smugglers [GALLO/GETTY]
Warhead: The term warhead refers to the explosive and/or toxic material that is delivered by a missile, rocket, or torpedo.
Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea, comprising the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles. The island lies about 90 miles south of Cuba and 119 miles west of Hispaniola, the island containing the nation-states of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Jamaica is the fifth-largest island country in the Caribbean. More: http://noisyroom.net/blog/2013/11/30/missile-warheads-in-jamaica/
Correction: Jamaica-Warheads Seized Story
n a Nov. 29 story about the seizure of ammunition in Jamaica, The Associated Press reported erroneously that authorities had seized 3,300 missile warheads. Jamaica’s government says the materials that police referred to as “warheads” are used to make bullets for handguns.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Jamaican authorities seize 3,300 ‘warheads’
Jamaican authorities seize 3,300 ‘warheads’ aboard ship.