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  • Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller is urging the residents of the Monymusk Housing Scheme and elsewhere in the community of Hayes in Clarendon to work with the Police by telling all they might know about Wednesday night’s vicious murder of three teenaged boys and a man by gunmen.
  • The Prime Minister, in a statement said all Jamaicans must deplore the heartrending violence that continues to be unleashed against children, who are the future of the nation.
  • She said she had confidence in the Police to carry out a thorough investigation and to apprehend and bring before the justice system, those responsible for the murders.

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller is urging the residents of the Monymusk Housing Scheme and elsewhere in the community of Hayes in Clarendon to work with the Police by telling all they might know about Wednesday night’s vicious murder of three teenaged boys and a man by gunmen.

“I extend my sympathies to the parents and relatives of those children and the adult who lost their lives so tragically to criminals,” Prime Minister Simpson Miller said.

The Prime Minister, in a statement said all Jamaicans must deplore the heartrending violence that continues to be unleashed against children, who are the future of the nation.

“What have we become as a society when we hurt and kill the children, who are the future of our nation?” the Prime Minister noted.

“This senseless murder of three young boys and an adult on Wednesday night in the Monymusk Housing Scheme at Hayes in Clarendon, is the most recent example of how depraved the criminal elements in our society have become,” Prime Minister Simpson Miller said.

‘My heart is full of sadness that such wickedness has become part of the Jamaican reality,” she added.

“I urge the people of the community of Hayes, to work with the Police by telling all that they know to ensure that those responsible for this horrific crime against our children and against our society, are swiftly brought to justice,” the Prime Minister added.

She said she had confidence in the Police to carry out a thorough investigation and to apprehend and bring before the justice system, those responsible for the murders.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister is calling on leaders at every level, and all decent, law abiding Jamaicans to raise our voices and speak out against such evil and to continue social interventions by the Government, private sector and civil society to foster peace and security in communities across Jamaica.