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Police high command probes threat against Ramkissoon

Monday, September 10, 2012 | 6:06 AM    

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THE Police High Command has ordered a probe into a report that threats have been made against the life of clergyman Father Gregory Ramkissoon.

The investigation is now at an early stage and the police will offer Ramkissoon all the security he needs for his safety, a news release said

The Jamaica Observer reported yesterday that Ramkissoon on Friday said he would not be forced into silence after receiving anonymous phone calls ordering him to retract his condemnation of the killing of a pregnant woman by a policeman in St Thomas last week, as well as his harsh criticism of the eviction of adults and children from premises in downtown Kingston last month.

"They said I should retract what I said because I was 'dissing' the Government," Ramkissoon told the Jamaica Observer.

He said he reported the threats to the police, but they have been unable to trace the calls.

Ramkissoon, founder and head of the Mustard Seed Communities which helps thousands of the country's poor, said he received the first threatening call at approximately 11:00 pm Thursday and two others on Friday.

The outspoken Roman Catholic priest had described the killing of 27-year-old Kay-Ann Lamont as a national disgrace and a scandal.

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