Sun | Dec 4, 2016

Thames' memory on Massop muddled

Published:Friday | January 30, 2015 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:
CLAUDIUS MASSOP died in 1979.

I, too, would like to help in clarifying the year when alleged area leader and political strongman, Claudius 'Claudie' Massop, died.

I remember clearly when news came, both on the radio and in the newspaper, that Massop was shot and killed by the police on Industrial Terrace, in the vicinity of Tivoli Gardens. I can vividly remember that there was even a picture of his dead body in the newspaper with markers pointing to areas under his armpit where bullet wounds were seen.

So, Reverend Earl Thames, please double-check the facts. Claudius Massop was shot dead in 1979, and not 1980.

DEVON SEWELL

sewell_devon@yahoo.com

Ensom City, Spanish Town