WATCH: Slain PNP Councillor Ainsley Parkins laid to rest
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica— The People’s National Party (PNP) Councillor for the Southborough division in Portmore, St Catherine, Ainsley Parkins was laid to rest on Sunday at the Portmore Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Parkins was shot and killed within his division on July 20, 2023. According to an eyewitness Parkins was overseeing a debushing project in the area when a man disguised in a vest as one of the men clipping the foliage approached his parked vehicle and fired bullets in rapid succession.
The councillor, who was also known as ‘Tyson’, was rushed to the Spanish Town Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
During the thanksgiving service, PNP leader Mark Golding called for protection of elected officials who serve in areas of high risk.