Friday, November 16, 2012

Medical Council of Jamaica condemns attacks on colleagues

THE MEDICAL Council of Jamaica (MCJ) has condemned the recent deadly attacks on three colleagues and expressed solidarity with their grieving families.
Dr Phillip Chamberlain - photo from Jamaica Observer

According to a release from the MCJ, the recent killings of medical personnel in Manchester, St Elizabeth and St James are terrible reminders of the culture of violence that has descended on our country. "Too many lives have been shattered by violence, and every sector has been touched," said the release.
 It added: "We mourn with the families of Dr Phillip Chamberlain, Dr Clinton Lewis and Dr Barrington Dixon. But even while we mourn their loss, we are confident that, despite these attacks, dedicated members of the medical community will continue to offer the best care to their patients and see to their well-being."
Dr Barrington Dixon - photo from Jamaica Observer
In the meantime, the MCJ urged the commissioner of police to leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of those responsible for these crimes. "We appeal for the members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force to be given the resources to significantly sharpen their investigative capabilities so that they can do more to arrest this murderous rampage across the country."
"Persons who display such callous disregard for the sanctity of human life deserve to be punished, for, to do less will embolden them to continue their brazen attacks on innocent people," said the MCJ.
The council said the activities of these criminals continue to threaten the very life of our democracy, and they should be stopped.

 michael overby 15 hours ago

I agree with the writer of this article 100%. The Jamaica Constabulary Force do not have the technological resources to fight crime. The security forces needs resources to deter crime. It is good to increase the number of personnel in the police force but they also they need technologies to assist them to catch the criminals. They need overhead cameras to monitor people on the ground and also training to improve their investigative techniques. The government needs to invest in buying these equipment because on a long term basis it will save lives and also make Jamaica a safer place to live. There are a lot of investors who would like invest in Jamaica but due to the high crime rate they go somewhere else to invest their money. It does not seem that the government take this crime issue seriously because if they did they would have resolve the issue many years ago. The security forces needs smart thinkers to help reduce crime in Jamaica. I do understand that the country is hurting for cash but if they invest in technologies it will pay off in the future and make Jamaica a safer place for investors to invest their money. The security forces cannot rely on guns and bullet to solve crimes, they need smart thinkers along with technologies to assist them in catching the criminals. Again it all goes back to the head of the security forces to get money and buy the equpments to help save lives in Jamaica.

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