JAM | May 9, 2023

Bunting laments senseless killing of district constable

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Opposition spokesman on national security, Peter Bunting speaks to journalists during the People’s National Party (PNP) press conference on the West Kings House Road grounds of the Leader of Opposition on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. (Photo: Akeem Hines)

People’s National Party (PNP) Opposition Spokesman on National Security, Senator Peter Bunting, on Monday (May 8) condemned the murder of district constable Ricardo Jarrett, who was shot and killed along Berwick Road in St Andrew. 

Bunting, in a statement, shared, “The killing of constable Jarrett is a reprehensible and cowardly act that cannot be tolerated in any civilised society. We must work together to bring those responsible to justice and do everything possible to prevent similar incidents from reoccurring.” 

Reports are that on May 7, at about 4:00 am, Jarrett was approached by armed men in the Whitfield Town community who shot him multiple times.

A Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) service vehicle pictured at night. (Photo:

He added, “My heart goes out to Constable Jarrett’s family, friends, and colleagues, and I call on the government to take swift and decisive action to ensure the safety of all Jamaicans, including our law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line every day to protect us.”

Bunting additionally extended his condolences to the family of constable Ramone Evans from the St Andrew South Division, who died in a fiery crash on the Edward Seaga Highway on Sunday.

The shadow minister also acknowledged the hardworking policemen and women who continue to put their lives on the line to protect their country and called on the Government to make a more concerted effort to bring crime under control.


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