Lloyd B Smith Questions Mt Salem ZOSO Stats


The owner of the St. James-based Western Publishers Limited, Lloyd B Smith, is taking issue with statistics used to guide the selection of Mount Salem as the first zone of special operations.

Head of Operations of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, Deputy Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake, told the media last week that Mount Salem has recorded 54 murders since January. But Mr. Smith, who’s also a former Member of Parliament for Central St James, says those statistics are totally untrue.

He says using that data means the operation is compromised.

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Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.

One thought on “Lloyd B Smith Questions Mt Salem ZOSO Stats

  1. chikV2Ebola

    The frequent killing of people in St.James requires strong action and cooperation from all not political point scoring !

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