KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, said she is deeply saddened by the shooting death of national footballer, Jedine Carr.
Minister Grange said, "The horrible death of Jedine has left me in total shock. It is so sad that Jedine who was serving her country as a national player should have had her life snuffed out even as the senior team, the Reggae Girlz, are seeking to qualify for the next World Cup finals.”
“I extend my deepest sympathy to her family, her relatives, her teammates, her friends and associates and the football fraternity,” Grange continued, while announcing that Jedine was covered under the Jamaica Athletes Insurance Programme (JAIP).
“So, we will begin the process for her death benefits to be processed,” the Minister said.
Carr was among two persons shot dead by gunmen along the Lloydsville main road in Yallahs, St Thomas on Friday afternoon. She was reportedly on her way to football training at the time of the incident.
The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) said Carr was a member of the Jamaica under-15 team that traveled to China to participate in the Chinese Football Development Exchange Programme in 2018.
She was called to the under-17 national training squad, played under-15 football for St Thomas and was a member of the Yallahs High team which participated in the aborted ISSA schoolgirl competition in 2020. Her most recent games were played with the Proven Girls Academy in the ISSA Construction 2022 Reinas Cup, the JFF said in a release.