Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Jamaica Opposition Expresses ‘Shock And Grief’ At Killing Of Its MP

Jamaica Observer:–  KINGSTON, Jamaica — There has been an outpouring of shock and grief on social media following news that the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) Member of Parliament for Portland Eastern, Dr Lynvale Bloomfield was found dead at his home.

Bloomfield was reportedly stabbed to death.

President, leadership and membership of the Opposition said they are “shocked, shaken and saddened” by the news of Bloomfield’s “tragic” passing.

Opposition leader Dr Peter Phillips said Bloomfield devoted many years of his life in service to the Jamaican people as a medical practitioner and as an elected representative.

“No Jamaican should ever have to suffer at the hands of criminals in their own country. The death of Dr Bloomfield must not be allowed to go unpunished. The police must employ whatever resources that are necessary to conduct a full and complete investigation, and the perpetrators must be brought to justice,” Phillips said.

He added that the wanton acts of criminality across the country are leaving too many individuals and families in mourning, and robbing the nation of its best potential.

He said that this is a very sad day in the history of our country “as we are now dealing with the stabbing death of a sitting member of parliament in his home by unknown assailants.

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