Mayor Scott calls killers cowards

October 10, 2016

Mayor of Spanish Town Councillor Norman Scott said that the killing of five people in the March Pen Road community in St Catherine is a senseless and barbaric act.

"This act is one of cowardice, for men to be targeting women and children is really low. This has touched the lowest type of criminal act. It needs divine action. We have to stop it," Scott said.

He told THE STAR that tomorrow, he will be having a meeting with the St Catherine Ministers' Fraternal.

"We want to have a prayer vigil in Spanish Town on Wednesday to deal with these sinful acts. There is nothing that prayer cannot solve, and we must conquer the scourge of violence that is affecting us," Scott explained.

He said that the sadness of the tragic incident has swept over him even as Jamaica prepares to have Heroes Week celebrations. "There will also be a stakeholders tour of the community on Monday (today), with a view of giving support to the affected community," Scott told THE STAR.

Meanwhile, Scott said that he has a number of cameras at the council that is awaiting installation throughout strategic parts of the Old Capital to help in the police crime-fighting efforts.

The St Catherine Parish Council chairman said the crime situation is affecting the growth potential of Spanish Town and March Road in particular.

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