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JLP caretaker reacts to UTech student's murder, says more police patrols needed

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2015 | 11:47 PM

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) caretaker for St Andrew Eastern, Fayval Williams, is expressing shock and outrage at the shooting death of a female student of the University of Technology (UTech).

The JLP caretaker says the attack must be condemned.

According to her, attacks on students in and around the university community have become too frequent.

She is calling for the police to spare no resources in finding the criminals responsible for killing the student.

The JLP caretaker is also calling for more police patrols in the area.

READ: Identity of murdered UTech student released, peers demand more police patrols

Shanique Walters, a 22-year-old student of the College of Health Sciences was shot dead as she ran away from an armed man who demanded her bag. – Contributed Photo

Shanique Walters, a 22-year-old student of the College of Health Sciences was shot dead as she ran away from an armed man who demanded her bag. – Contributed Photo

Meanwhile, Young Jamaica, the youth arm of the JLP, is calling for the immediate start of a state funded shuttle bus service for university students living in and around the university campuses in Eastern St Andrew.

Young Jamaica says the brazen attack reinforces the need for safe and reliable transportation for students in university communities.

It says the National Security and Transport Ministers must immediately find the means of addressing the safety of the close to 30,000 university students in the area.