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PNP mourns death of May Pen North caretaker, son

Friday, December 15, 2017

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PEOPLE'S National Party's (PNP) caretaker for the May Pen North Division in Clarendon, Carol Ebanks and her son Jehvon Myles were Wednesday night shot dead by gunmen.

Circumstances surrounding the shooting death of the two were unclear but the PNP, in a release, called on the police to move swiftly to investigate and bring to book murderers who continue to plague the nation with impunity.

Describing the deaths as a major tragedy, PNP President Dr Peter Phillips said the young caretaker lost her life in the prime of her years.

“This is another episode that underscores the urgent need to stop the bloodletting,” Dr Phillips said.“What should be the season of peace and goodwill has found many families suffering and in mourning,” he said.

Ebanks, said a PNP release, was the chairman of the May Pen North Division and represented the party in the November 2016 local government elections.

“She was an active member of the region and was willing and ready to work with the team in Clarendon Central and the region,” the PNP said. “The region is shocked and disheartened as we reflect on her contribution, and more so as we face the harsh and deadly impact of crime on our society,” said a PNP Region 4 release.

“Comrade Ebanks' passing is a clear indication that no one is exempt from this monster (crime) that has gripped our nation. This development sends an even louder signal for a stance to be taken against crime and violence,” added the release.

“We now await further updates on the untimely passing of a Comrade Ebanks and her son. As a region we will endeavour to give support to the grieving family members, friends and colleagues.”

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