Charles Jr says authorities working to solve murders of returning residents

Thursday, December 06, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade today reaffirmed the Government's efforts in providing a safe place for all Jamaicans, following recent reports of violent incidents involving returning residents.

Portfolio Minister Kamina Johnson Smith and Minister of State in the ministry, Pearnel Charles Jr said they were deeply saddened by the reports and expressed their heartfelt sympathy to all the families affected and are advising that investigations into these matters are ongoing.

Charles Jr said the Police High Command is working assiduously to bring these perpetrators to justice, adding that they both expect a complete investigation of these matters and urge all citizens with information to contact the police.

“I want to reassure the people of Jamaica that the Government remains steadfast in its commitment to fighting the scourge of crime that affects every aspect of our society. We continue to take a multifaceted approach to crime fighting in making Jamaica a safe place for all,” the state minister said.

He added that given the unique vulnerabilities of returning residents, the ministry has been working collaboratively with critical stakeholders in providing information, support and guidance to the returning residents' community.

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