Churches say darkness of evil over Jamaica

Jamaica Observer:- KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Umbrella Groups of Churches (JUGC) says the darkness of evil has again overshadowed the country and has manifested itself in the upsurge of violence in some communities.

A news release for the JUGC on Friday said it is bemoaning the gruesome murders of businessman Trevor Meikle, Corporal Judith Williams and missionaries Harold Nichols and Randy Hentzel was not lost on them.

“The JUGC extends deepest sympathy and condolences to their families and friends, members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, the people of Albion Mountain, St Mary, and the people of the United States. The Groups of Churches pray that God’s presence and comfort will undergird these loved ones in this difficult time,” the release said.

It said that the JUGC notes how life has become very cheap to some people and that contract killing speaks to the depth of depravity and moral bankruptcy that are being experienced in our midst.

“The JUGC calls all people of good will to be determined to find ways of ridding our beloved country from this scourge. The Church Groups are calling persons to discretely share with the police whatever information they may have on crimes that have been committed, including informing the police where illegal firearms are present. The Groups also call upon all Jamaicans and friends of Jamaica to act in ways to prevent persons from turning to a life of crime,” the release added.