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Immediate reactions to the murder of Dr Lynvale Bloomfield

Published:Sunday | February 3, 2019 | 12:19 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness

“This is a shock to all of us. We are all devastated. Dr Bloomfield was a very gentle and humble man and one of the nicest human beings I have encountered in politics.”


Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips

“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.”


Audley Shaw

“I must say how shocked I am to learn of Dr Bloomfield’s death, and it appears to be a murder which is just horrible. I have always found him to be a quiet and deliberate person who was not in any way offensive, just a good man, and my heart goes out to his family.”


Julian Robinson

“This is shocking. One would never expect a gruesome murder such as this involving a member of parliament, especially one who has provided invaluable assistance to the people, medically. We are expecting the police to conduct a thorough investigation and that justice will prevail.”


Dr Morais Guy

“Rather frightening news, which took us by surprise. When I first heard about it, I just couldn’t believe. However, after making a few phone calls, it was confirmed. This will definitely hurt the people of this parish, who have benefited from his medical work.”


Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange

“I can only say I am shocked. I just can’t believe it. We got along extremely well although we sat in Parliament on opposite sides. He was one of those persons who got along well with everybody. It’s just so shocking.”


Sharon Hay-Webster

“It’s absolutely shocking. I look forward to the swiftest possible outcome of the investigations, particularly because there is so much negative, and I would like to encourage persons who are doing the negative to desist from doing so. There’s a family that’s hurting and a set of people that will hurt as result of this.”


Daryl Vaz

“He was a gentle, humble human being. One of the most likeable MPs in Parliament. We had a pact to put aside politics and work together in the interest of the people and parish of Portland always, and we did that right up the time of his untimely and horrific death.”