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Tell the police what you know

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2023 | 12:08 AM


On the morning of October 5, a dear friend was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Hagley Park Road, in the vicinity of the Hagley Park Health Centre and Budget Supplies Limited, in St Andrew.

To date, the person operating the vehicle has not been apprehended by the police or taken in by the persons who know who he or she is.

While we are quick at times to say the police are not doing their job, recent work by the police in the apprehension of criminals involved in the kidnapping and murder of a young mother and her baby is obvious testament that our police are equipped and well able to do their job, aided and supported by well-thinking and caring citizens who are willing to speak what they know.

I believe the time is now for every Jamaican to actively participate in doing what must be done to move towards a better future for our country. It is our duty as citizens to partner with the police and tell them what we know, which will help them to successfully investigate crimes.

I agree with the Church in declaring days of fasting and praying, as it is a fact that when the true Church prays and seeks the Lord, He delivers. We have heard it said that the Church is silent on some subjects, and I have wondered often if this silence could be that there are among us folks who have intimate knowledge of perpetrators of crime and violence in the various communities and have opted to remain silent.

As I mourn the death of my friend, I am comforted that her soul is at rest and with that I could sit quietly in my prayer closet, knowing it is well. But for the sake of my children and grandchildren and this Jamaica land, I will not be silent.

I implore every well-thinking Jamaican to take a stand today for righteousness, holiness and truth.