Dangerous to Breach The Supreme Law – Bunting

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Central Manchester Member of Parliament, the PNP’s Peter Bunting, is insisting that he’s not insensitive to the need to save lives.

On Tuesday, Mr. Bunting was the only MP to vote against a resolution to extend the state of public emergency in Western Jamaica.

Mr. Bunting says he’s taken a stance in support of the rule of law.

The state of public emergency in St. James last year contributed to a 70-percent decrease in murders in the parish.

There’s been an 80-percent spike in murders in St. James since January this year when the Opposition voted against a further extension of the measure.

Mr. Bunting says he’s aware that his vote may be viewed by some as a holier than thou approach.

The Central Manchester MP was speaking in the House of Representatives earlier this week.

He called for lawmakers to amend the constitution if they wish to extend the current state of public emergency in western Jamaica.



Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.


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