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How disturbed are you by the spate of murders in Montego Bay

Published:Tuesday | October 4, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Godfrey Dyer
Knollis King
Charles Sinclair
Rev. Everton Jackson

Godfrey Dyer, chairman, Tourism Enhancement Fund:

"I think it creates nervousness and panic, and everybody is on edge. Everybody you talk to expresses great concern for their own safety, because with the level of shooting on the streets, you never know if you'll be in the wrong place at the wrong time."


Davon Crump, businessman:

"I hear people saying every day that we didn't get here overnight ... . There is a state of urgency that is necessary, because innocent people are dying. The reality of it is that we must do something."

Pastor Knollis King, founder, Rose Heights Covenant of Peace:

"I'm just cast down about it. One of the most important things is always what to do next - not to panic, but to think what to do next."

Senator Charles Sinclair, councillor, Flanker division:

"If things continue at the rate at which we have seen up to now, then it is going to be horrendous. Just listening to many of the persons in several communities, everybody is on edge, They are afraid ... ."

Reverend Everton Jackson, chair, Peace Management Initiative:

"[It is] frightening, disturbing, disconcerting. Clearly, it is going to affect business operations, educational opportunities, social engagements, and church operations ... kind of a precursor for shutting down of operations within the town (Montego Bay) and parish (St James)."