The Opposition People’s National Party, PNP has again been plunged into mourning, after news of the killing of a former Councillor, Marjorie Morris, who represented the White Horses Division, in St. Thomas.
Police report that 67 year old Morris, better also known as Madge, of Albion Boulevard, in St. Thomas, was killed about 6:30 this morning (February 10).
Reports are that residents heard explosions and called cops.
Morris was found on the floor of her kitchen.
In a statement today, General Secretary Julian Robinson expressed shock and sadness, noting that the party is still mourning the tragic death of Member of Parliament for East Portland, Dr. Lynvale Bloomfield, over a week ago.
Mr. Robinson said, the killing of the former Councillor and PNP Activist, continues a catalogue of wanton acts of criminality across the country, that leave too many individuals and families in mourning, and rob the community and the nation of its best talents.
He said, the security of every Jamaican, regardless of status, must be assured by the government.
The PNP says it is particularly troubling that while Jamaica is experiencing vicious attacks on elected or former elected officials, and heightened level of threats, the government has proposed to withdraw or minimize the security details of former ministers of government.
The PNP continues to maintain that no Jamaican should have to face this viciousness in their own country.
The party is urging the security forces to do what is necessary to bring the perpetrators to justice.