Local Gov't minister condemns Riverton City killing

Friday, November 23, 2012

Print this page Email A Friend!

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Local Government minister, Noel Arscott, has condemned the killing of a security guard at the Riverton City dump today.

According to Arscott, working at the disposal site was difficult job and the killing was a “barbaric and cruel” act.

The minister offered his condolences to the family while spurring the security forces to bring the killers to justice. 

Reports are that Valentine Reid, 47, was on duty when he observed two men removing gas from equipment at the waste disposal site around 3:15am.

The National Solid Waste Authority, which operates the dump, said another security guard left the scene to alert Jamaica Defence Force soldiers stationed nearby.

Reid in the meantime accosted the men who shot him and then escaped, the police reported.

He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Investigations are ongoing.




1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

comments powered by Disqus



Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon