Eleven people were murdered in Jamaica over the past 24 hours in what the country’s Deputy Police Commissioner in charge of crime, Fitz Bailey, is describing as the latest demonstration of acts of domestic terrorism which have been plaguing the island.
Two women are among the dead. The women were executed by marauding gunmen in Westmoreland.
DCP Bailey says 2022 is off to a bad start in terms of the extent of violent crime.
The deputy commissioner in charge of crime says the nature of the criminality facing Jamaica must be called out for what it is.
He says the JCF will be pushing back.
DCP Bailey says the JCF will be using all the tools available to it to bring the spike in violent crime under control.
Meantime, the DCP is calling for a quick resolution to remuneration issues between the government and the police, which he notes have been affecting the ability of the high command to motivate members of the rank and file of the JCF.
Fitz Bailey, Deputy Police Commissioner in charge of crime speaking earlier on Nationwide: This Morning.