The Uptown Yardies are a Jamaican street gang that control the Newport district of Staunton Island, Liberty City. They are lead by King Courtney. The Yardies are have dreadlocks and wear brightly colored tank tops and shirts bearing the logo of the K-Jah West radio station and drive the Yardie Lobo and are enemies with the Diablos and Yakuza and allies with the Colombian Cartel, who they push drugs for. Their use of street slang mixed with heavy Jamaican accents can make them hard to understand without the use of subtitles. The gang serves as minor antagonists in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. In 1998, corrupt police officer Leon McAffrey along with the help of Tony Cipriani help the Yardies gain control of the Newport district and defend it from an attack from the Sindacco Family, after which they suddenly become hostile towards Tony for unknown reasons.