Address Spike in Murders – Smith to Security Council

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Opposition Spokesman on National Security, Derrick Smith, is urging Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller to convene a meeting of the National Security Council to discuss the spike in murders.

He says the 18-percent increase in murders is disappointing given the 16-percent decline recorded last year.

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Mr. Smith says there are alarming increases in murders in some Police divisions.

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Derrick Smith, Opposition Spokesman on National Security speaking with Nationwide News.



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.