Govt Under Fire For Barring Police Sick Out


The Simpson Miller administration is coming under fire from the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party for obtaining the injunction from the Court which ordered the Police to return to work.

Abka Fitz-Henley has more:

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Prior to the Court order being obtained, two Cabinet Ministers, Attorney General, Patrick Atkinson and National Security Minister, Peter Bunting criticized the Police personnel who’ve called in sick.

Mr. Atkinson told our news center this afternoon that the Police Federation will have a chance to explain their action to the court on June 18.

He noted that the injunction has provided for the assets of Police personnel being seized if they do not report to work.

Chairman of the Opposition JLP, Robert Montague is not amused. He says criticism from Government of the Police personnel and the court order obtained are wrong.

Senator Montague says the Prime Minister and her administration must remember her words.

The JLP Chairman says the Simpson Miller administration must back-off and show regard to public sector workers.

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.