Police Probing Threats Against Cameraman who Captured Portia’s St Ann Tirade


The Police have launched an investigation into death threats made against a cameraman who recorded PNP President, Portia Simpson Miller’s inflammatory comments to some comrades in South East St. Ann.

The videographer, Kirk Hall, has given a statement to the police.

In the statement, Mr. Hall says he was accosted today by four men who were aboard a motor vehicle in St. Ann’s Bay.

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Mr. Hall says he’s been receiving threatening phone calls since the meeting in Claremont last week.

He says he’s been told that he’s marked for death.

The PNP President has been mired in controversy since last week when audio surfaced of her threatening some comrades in a series of hostile remarks at a public meeting in Lisa Hanna’s South East St. Ann constituency.

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