55 persons murdered last week ... Bunting wants Montague fired
Jamaica recorded 55 murders last week, the highest since 2010, the opposition spokesman on national security, Peter Bunting, claimed.
Bunting also said that 136 murders have been recorded up to yesterday, which is an average of six murders per day for November, or twice the average since the Tivoli operation in 2010.
The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has not been releasing crime statistics with one senior member stating this week that the cops have noticed crime tends to rise whenever the information is released.
But Bunting, who yesterday called for Robert Montague to be fired as national security minister, said the Government is trying to suppress information on national security.
"The fact that the murder rate is increasing sharply is evident to the citizens across Jamaica who are living in fear and uncertainty," Bunting said.
"Since Minister Montague thinks he was chosen by God for this portfolio, he will clearly not do the honourable thing and resign. We call on the prime minister to intervene, and appoint someone who displays the interest and competence in the portfolio. The current situation cannot be allowed to continue," Bunting added.