Crime hits home for DJ Treasure
DJ Treasure

Homicides against Jamaican women have risen considerably in the last 10 years, with the worrying trend continuing in 2021 with several horrific deaths.

DJ Treasure, a songwriter/producer, knows the pain associated with such loss. His sister, 36 year-old Nicola Campbell, was murdered on March 2 as she approached her home in Little Kew Road, Kingston.

He remembers her in Cyaa Believe, a song done by singer PipeLyne.

“We were very close. She had a love for her three daughters… she would move the world for them,” said DJ Treasure of his only sibling, who was two years older than him.

He approached the Clarendon-born PipeLyne to carry out vocal duties for Cyaa Believe, which was released on his DJ Treasure Music label. The singer, who began recording four years ago, is known for songs like Wan't Money Nuff Nuff and Hey Mama.

Nicola Campbell was employed to the Kingston Public Hospital as a registration clerk. She was also known for hosting Nicola Campbell's Journey, a YouTube channel feature that looked at her family life.

There have been no arrests for her murder.

In 2019, a United Nations report showed that Jamaica was second to El Salvador in a list titled “Intentional Homicides, Female”. It said the countries belong to “regions which struggle with gang and ethnic wars, unemployment and privation”.

Last week, Khanice Jackson, a 20-year-old accountant from Portmore was murdered in that St Catherine community. A 50-year-old man has been detained in connection with her death.

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer

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