Chang Released From Hospital Following Motor Vehicle Accident

National Security Minister, Dr. Horace Chang, has been released from hospital following a serious motor vehicle accident in the Grants Pen Community this morning.

Dr. Chang, who’s also the JLP General Secretary, escaped injury.

Reports are that the Minister’s Toyota Prado overturned then flipped twice at approximately 5:40 this morning.

Minister Chang was carried to the Tony Thwaites Wing of the University Hospital of the West Indies, where he did precautionary tests and was released.

A statement from the National Security Ministry says Minister Chang, along with two bodyguards were en-route to the Norman Manley Airport, when the accident occurred.

The Ministry says the Minister’s bodyguards sustained some external injuries.

They were both examined at hospital, where they were treated and released.

The Ministry says Minister Chang is in good spirits, and wishes to thank everyone for their outpouring of support and well wishes.



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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