PNP offering $500,000 reward in relation to murder of MP Dr Lynvale Bloomfield
Paul Clarke, Gleaner Writer
The People’s National Party (PNP) is offering a $500,000 reward through Crime Stop to anyone with information that leads to the arrest of those responsible for the murder of East Portland Member of Parliament Dr Lynvale George Bloomfield.
The announcement was made this morning at a press conference at the party’s Old Hope Road headquarters in St Andrew.
Bloomfield’s body was found with multiple stab wounds inside his house in Passley Gardens, Portland, on Saturday.
PNP General Secretary Julian Robinson called for anyone with information to come forward to so as to help the police's investigation.
Robinson said in addition to the reward the party will also be having a series of events to honour Bloomfield’s service to his community, constituency and the nation.
1. A condolence book has been opened at the PNP headquarters for well-wishers in the Corporate Area.
2. A second condolence book will be opened at Bloomfield’s constituency office in Port Antonio and a third book will be opened at the Portland Parish Library. Party Dr Peter Philips will visit the constituency tomorrow and sign the book.
3. A nine-night will be hosted at the constituency office in east Portland on Sunday, February 10 and a prayer vigil will be hosted at the town center in Port Antonio on Saturday, February 16.
Robinson said the party has been receiving messages of commiserations and condolences from fraternal organisations and governments across the region, adding that the MP’s murder “is one in a series of wanton acts of criminality across the country that leaves too many individuals and families in mourning and robs the nation of its best potential”.
“The security of every Jamaican regardless of their status must be assured by the Government. It is particularly troubling when someone such as Dr Bloomfield, who was clearly an individual diligently serving his country and community, is slaughtered in this way,” Robinson said.