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Murder statistics shock G2K St James

Published:Saturday | December 14, 2013 | 1:58 PM

The St James Chapter of Generation 2000, the young professional affiliate of the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party, is expressing shock at what it calls the unabated rise in murders in the second city.

The group says reports that nine people, including three women, have been murdered in the parish since Wednesday, is “ Madness”.

The police report that five persons, including 20-year-old Natasha Palmer, were killed by gunmen on Wednesday.

This was followed by the discovery of two badly burnt bodies, the daring daytime slaying of 36-year-old hairdresser Monique Watson.

President of G2K West, Dwight Crawford, says it appears criminals are free to run wild through the streets of Montego Bay with no regard for the police.

Crawford says this cannot continue and urged the police to strengthen their community policing programmes in order to restore confidence.

He also urged the government and citizens to provide the police with more support.

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