Karl Samuda, MP for St. Andrew North Central, has expressed grave concern about the fact the peace process in Park Lane has suffered a major setback with Saturday night's deadly attack by gunmen.
Investigators believe the shooting of seven people stemmed from an intra-gang dispute.
Two brothers were among three persons killed.
Mr. Samuda said that it was only recently he had praised the community for maintaining peace for an extended period.
“Absolute disappointment” was how the MP characterized his reaction to the shooting, adding that “it is going to take a lot of internal discussion and understanding of the specific reasons that led to it,” in order to restore peace to the traumatized community.
Nevertheless, he said he was committed to the endeavor, “to see if we can have the matters settled down again begin to enjoy the sort of peaceful atmosphere that had prevailed for such a long time
Following the shooting some residents of Park Lane moved out of the community.
Jamaica's doctors are apprehensive about facing another surge in COVID-19 cases with reduced numbers in their ranks.
Senior Superintendent of Police James Forbes will return to his high-profile job this Wednesday following advice late last week from the Police Service Commission that he has been reinstated after being freed of corruption charges.
President of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association, ISSA. Keith Wellington says permission has been given for the staging of the 2021 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships.
PNP General Secretary, Dr. Dayton Campbell, has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against three PNP activists and bloggers who have accused him of sex crimes involving under-aged girls.
The UK-based judicial committee of the Privy Council has rejected the appeal filed by lawyers for several senior PNP officials who had objected to a decision by the Courts in Jamaica that their clients must testify in public about the long-running Trafigura Beheer corruption scandal.
Former Reggae Boy attacker, Tremaine Stewart, is dead.
Stewart reportedly collapsed on Sunday morning, April 18 while playing football in his community of Gordon Pen in St. Catherine.
He was rushed to the Spanish Town hospital where he died while undergoing treatment.
The 32 year-old recently signed with Jamaican Premier League team Dunbeholden FC. He previously represented Waterhouse FC and Portmore United, locally.
He also represented Aalesund FC in Norway and Rovaniemen Palloseura in Finland.
Stewart represented Jamaica 11 times, making his debut in 2012.
He scored two goals for the Reggae Boyz.
Among those who have paid tribute to Stewart is the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange who hailed the footballer for his commitement to the development of Jamaica's grassroots football programme, especially in his community, whih falls in the minister's constituency.
"He was very driven and involved in the developmental programmes which have been giving young people an opportunity to develop their talent. I thank him for his contribution and wish the best for his family, friends and the entire community at this time. He will be missed," she said.
Members of the Board of the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ), which became an independent body on Friday, April 16 have been announced.