BELOW are some comments from our online readers in response to yesterday's lead story, titled 'Bloody Day', which detailed the gruesome murders of 14-year-old schoolgirl Shariefa Saddler, Special Constable Duan Peart, and a businessman Fabian Latibeaudiere in the Corporate Area and St Catherine, between late Tuesday and early Wednesday morning.
The devil is on the loose in Jamaica.
What a sad place to live; gunmen kill night & day; the young & old, yet nobody seems to care. Nothing is being done by our politicians or people to stop these animals. Everybody a mind them business until it reach them front door. It can't continue soh! Why we have the army chain up while while these while dogs roam the streets and kill off our people? Jamaica really gone to the dogs... What a wicked place!
The picture of these wailing relatives and friends are repeated daily across this bloody, murderous island. Only two months ago my cousin's wife and a neighbour were brutally gunned downed in a quiet town in St Mary.
I have to wonder now if the presence of God is no longer over Jamaica and Satan and his demons have taken over! This is too much to comprehend; why this level of depravity has taken over Jamaica?
We are all sitting down calling on the Government. Let's not wait on them. Let's protest and they will hear our cries. How much longer should this really continue? Lord, have mercy upon us, and my sincere condolence to the families of these victims.
I think all the churches should have a day of fasting for these people.
These crimes are gruesome. I cannot imagine the level of anger in such a small society. Also, with such a high rate of deported criminals the types of crimes have evolved. And, not to point fingers at a specific group, but what is the strategy dealing with deported criminals? Do they come with a file on mental state, etc? Do we know what we are dealing with? Do we even have the resources to deal with some of these institutionalised people? Some serious work is required here, Mr. Bunting.
So criminals are hell-bent on making Jamaica a place that one cannot live, work, feel safe, or will want to do business. They keep murdering business people who provide honest employment, and police officers who should be providing security. Where are the witnesses to these sort of crimes? Yet, when the police is accused of killing someone, there are plenty of eyewitnesses... I guess I'm free to do whatever I want in JA.
Daniel Waka Waka Mark
When will it all end? It's too much to bear. Lord, help us.
Killing in Jamaica will never end. Best u get out if u have the chance.
Jamaica will not get better until they resume hanging.
Horrible! We didn't invent murder, mayhem, and anarchy, but we certainly excel at their use. This is not a recent manifestation, it's been a constant companion of our society for generations. If we continue to do the same things, (in this struggle for civility and sustainable progress), we will always get the same result. One Love.
Mr Bunting said crime is going down. It is very dangerous to be in Jamaica now; your life is worth nothing
OMG! Words cannot express how I feel.
This is getting from bad to worse.
Sad. When will this end?
I washed my hands of this failed banana republic some time ago. This is a sick society, with sick people who will continue to be sick until someone realises that eventually sick societies die.
And people still wonder if Jamaica is a failed state.
We are living in perilous times! Gunmen are thirsty for blood and it seems like they will go for it anytime, anywhere. Lord Jesus, if yu nuh busy do mi ah beg yu pass thru our sweet likkle island call Jamaica.