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Opposition outraged by Spanish Town killings; pledges support for curbing crime

Published:Sunday | October 9, 2016 | 6:09 PM
Opposition leader Portia Simpson Miller

Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller has condemned the killing of the five people, including three children, this morning in Spanish Town, St Catherine.

Simpson Miller says she is not only devastated by the news, but outraged by the incident.

The Opposition leader says this is another example that children are under attack, as crime continues to spiral out of control. She says children are no longer safe in their homes and communities and that the country owes it to children to provide safe and nurturing communities.

She says Prime Minister Andrew Holness must pay urgent attention to the crime situation. She says the nation needs to be told about the long and short term plans to tackle crime, as well as the resources that will be allocated to execute these plans.

Simpson Miller pledged the support of the Opposition for any meaningful effort aimed at reducing murders.