Latest: News

Portia weeps for Connecticut shooting victims

Published: Friday December 14, 2012 | 6:30 pm Comments 0
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller - File Photo
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller - File Photo

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says she is saddened by the mass killings including innocent children which occurred Friday at an elementary school in Connecticut, USA.

Simpson Miller has released a statement expressing shock and outrage at the incident in which 26 persons - the majority of them children - and also including the school’s principal were killed.

"I weep for the victims and especially the children, cut down in such a brutal manner and at such a tender age," Simpson Miller said.

"On behalf of all Jamaicans, I send my deepest condolences to the families and friends who no doubt are going through a very difficult time. This is a tragedy from which they will never recover."

The incident is the second worst mass shooting in U.S. history, exceeded only by the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007 when 32 persons were killed before the shooter turned the gun on himself.

Like our new Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/gleanerjamaica

Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/JamaicaGleaner

editorial@gleanerjm.com

Share |

The comments on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of The Gleaner.
The Gleaner reserves the right not to publish comments that may be deemed libelous, derogatory or indecent. Please keep comments short and precise. A maximum of 8 sentences should be the target. Longer responses/comments should be sent to "Letters of the Editor" using the feedback form provided.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Videos

Top Jobs

View all Jobs