The police are rebuffing speculations that the murder of a JLP activist in South East Clarendon yesterday was politically motivated.
Paul George Henry was a Polling Division captain for JLP candidate-elect for the area, Pearnel Charles Junior.
He was shot dead in the Rocky Settlement area of Clarendon.
Mr. Charles Junior says Henry was killed moments after he had put up billboards in the constituency.
Head of the police’s Corporate Communications Unit, Senior Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay, says preliminary investigations are showing that a dispute with local fisherfolk may have been the motive for Henry’s killing.
JLP candidate-elect for South East Clarendon, Pearnel Charles Junior, says Henry was well-loved, and his death leaves a gap they won’t be able to fill.
However, despite the police’s preliminary findings, Mr. Charles says he’s concerned about political intimidation in the constituency.
Meanwhile, PNP standard bearer for South East Clarendon, Patricia Duncan Sutherland, is sending condolences to the JLP.
She says she’s unaware of political tensions in the area.
However, she says two of her own billboards were torn down last night.
In the meantime, Charles Junior says he will be stepping up his personal security.