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Is this why the commissioner got his walking papers, Mr Bunting?

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Friday, July 18, 2014    

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JAMAICA Observer online readers have reacted with cynicism to an announcement by National Security Minister Peter Bunting of a double-digit reduction in crime. Commenting on the story which was published yesterday, sarcastic readers questioned whether such successes had anything to do with the recent sudden resignation of Owen Ellington as head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force. Here are some edited comments:

Voice of Reason

And Mr Bunting you got rid of the man who made the difference so that you could take the accolade fi yuh self? Or him did a squeeze too tight?

revjoanporteous

"You can say anything, Bunting. When God gets ready you have fi move."

John

Let's also give a shout-out of praise to the Lord for

His Divine intervention. May God continue to bless Jamaica and may the Government succeed for the benefit of all Jamaicans.

Paddy5

"Security Minister Peter Bunting has reported a significant drop in serious and violent crimes"... We have over 200 gangs operating freely... robbing, killing, and maiming the citizens in every corner of Jamaica, so I'm not buying this one.

NejeeperKNG

"Security Minister Peter Bunting has reported a significant drop in serious and violent crimes, with double-digit reductions in most categories." Is this why the commissioner got his walking papers? In most countries, people, especially those in the military and law enforcement, get awards and medals for being successful, they don't get booted. So now you are calling on all citizens to give support to the crime fighting efforts. My question to you, Mr Bunting is: do you believe that the people will be eager to be forthright when they believe

that you, yourself, are not being forthright?

rakabessa

The Government may have to start the process of building a new prison. They will have to seek extra funding to feed these criminals. Is it true that a certain funeral home has a body for over 3 years?

peejay

Am I reading this wrongly? Murder is down by 11%? How then are we losing more people and children that have been murdered, when it is in the papers every day and robberies on the rise? I would hate to see when it is not safe.

MeDoneTalk

Lie! Nutt'n nuh guh suh!

noeltapper

Double-digit crime reduction? No sah! More like double digit under-reporting and under-recording crime!

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