Floyd Frazier, who was killed on Sunday

Noelita Lawrence – Staff Reporter

Western Jamaica continues to bleed, amidst cries from some quarters that the State of Emergency imposed on the region over a month ago, is ineffective.

Killings seem to be the order of the day, especially in St. James and Westmoreland, with several deaths and scores of persons wounded across the three parishes, to include Hanover.

The latest victims are 25-year-old Kimani McIntosh of Mud Valley, Granville, and Floyd Frazer, contractor of Richmond Hill and Norwood, both in St. James, as well as 22-year-old Junior Campbell of Hartford, Whithorn in Westmoreland.

McIntosh was killed about midday on Monday. Reports are that residents heard gunshots and later saw McIntosh running towards the Retirement main road where he collapsed. He was assisted to the Cornwall Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

He was reportedly shot in the head and upper body.

In Frazer’s case, police report that about 8 p.m. on Sunday, he was driving in the upper class community of Mango Walk, when he was ambushed and shot dead by unknown thugs.

Campbell, meanwhile, was shot dead by unknown assailants as he lay asleep inside a house in the community called Train Line in Hartford.

According to reports from the Police, Campbell was in a back room of the dwelling on a bed when hoodlums opened gunfire through the glass door and the window, hitting him in the neck.

The gunmen later escaped on foot and Campbell was later pronounced dead at the Sav-la-Mar Hospital.


Some residents living in various communities where the crimes have been rampant and show no sign of slowing, insist the State of Emergency is a big waste of time and taxpayers’ money.

Scarlett Wisdom, who hails from Salt Spring, St. James, where shootings have continued, though no killings, told the Western Mirror. “I don’t know what the hell this State of Emergency is for, it’s just all a grand waste of time. Over here, gun shots continue to ring out night after night and although nobody nah dead, the guns them still on the street, plenty.”

Courtney McPherson of Granville also feels that crime is still too active in the parish. “I am trying to further my education and night after night, it proves very difficult for me as staying out late at night to participate in study sessions could prove costly. I have to try and get home as early as I can as in my area, where a man was killed recently, you know the guns are still there because you hear them at nights, even in your sleep.”

“The soldiers are on patrol almost all the time, you see them in the communities walking the lanes and conversing with the residents, but that’s not helping to rid the street of the dangerous weapons,” McPherson declared.

“Some soldiers come through pon a certain time,” declared ‘Miss Cutie’ of Paradise, “but larks, that alone nah help. Andrew need another plan. Is like the bad man them know when them coming and when they are to leave so. They come off the street until and then the action begins. I’ve been living here since me born and trust me, these young boys carrying out the wrongdoings, some of them are as clever as the lawmen and even more.”

Last week, PNP Caretaker for Central St. James, Andre Hylton, told the Western Mirror that the state of emergency is not working. ‘What we need is to sit down with the youths in these communities. We have to invite them around the table and have them become a part of the solution.”


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