"A lot of people think that Jamaica is a paradise but it is an extraordinarily violent country"- CNN news anchor

May 02, 2016

"It's astounding to think  that a lot of people think that Jamaica is a paradise but it is an extraordinarily violent country with a remarkable murder rate," said CNN News anchor Ashleigh Banfield.

This comes in wake of the death of two American missionaries whose bodies were found in Albion, St Mary.

The deceased missionaries are 48-year-old Randy Hentzel and and 53-year-old Harold Nichols.

The STAR understands that both men were working to build homes for the poor.

According to CNN reporter, Nick Valencia, Nichols had a 14 year relationship with Jamaica and was often referred to as a 'Jamerican'.

But some persons did not take kindly to Banfield's classification of Jamaica.

"That's why I don't watch CNN, and terrible what the news anchor said. There is violence everywhere! It's sad she had to put down my favorite destination and people," one person said.

"That news reporter that said extremely violent. . Where do you live? Try looking at the USA," another commented.

And some admitted that they were fearful of the island.

"I am a jamerican...I speak fluent Patois dialect and have been to the island at least 100 times in over 40 years. I AM AFRAID OF JAMAICA!!!!!"

"Toooooo much violent crime going on. As someone that did mission work in Jamaica I'm angry and scared," another said.

Local police have not been able to uncover a motive for the killings.

 

 

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