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Shame on PM for exploiting murder, grief

Published:Tuesday | February 21, 2017 | 2:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I do not know about anybody else, but as a Jamaican, I was appalled to visit the page of the prime minister and see a video about him visiting the family of murdered teen Shineka Gray.

Mr Prime Minister, for your camera crew to actually find the time to do a video about your visit to the family speaks volumes that you, sir, are still profiling.

Seriously, Mr Prime Minister? The best you could do is have people video your performance and post it on your social-media page, and as a Jamaican I am supposed to say, 'Well done?'

Not only is this an invasion of the privacy of the family to have them in a video on your page during their time of mourning, but it speaks volumes that you really do not give rat's behind, because if you really did, you would have made an address to the nation on the matters of our missing women and girls, and let the nation know about the plans you have implemented to make them safer in their own country.

My question to you is, are you going to visit the family members of everyone who has lost a loved one to murder? And will you have your video and camera crew to take shots and make videos of your visit to post on your social-media page for self-praise and self-gratification?

You, sir, will not get any praise from me. You should really be ashamed of yourself for using the murder of an innocent young woman as a prop in your sad performance as prime minister.

MICHELLE BRADSHAW