Two Jamaicans said to be victims in Orlando mass shooting

June 14, 2016

It is possible that at least two Jamaicans were among the victims of the Orlando mass shooting on Sunday.

Foreign affairs minister, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith is advising that the Jamaican Consulate General in Miami has received unconfirmed reports that Jamaican nationals were casualties in the attack. However, efforts are underway to confirm these reports.

Senator Johnson Smith is overseas on official travel and has been monitoring the developments. 

Mr. Franz Hall, Jamaica’s Consul General (CG) explained that “checks are being done through the Office of Foreign Missions and also the hospitals in Orlando, in an effort to confirm these reports.”

Senator Johnson Smith has instructed the Consul General to remain in touch with the community and its leaders to provide support where possible.


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