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Gov’t urged to intensify crime fighting measures
2012-09-04 12:45:08 | with audio | (0 Comments)
The Jamaica Medical Doctors Association (JMDA) wants the government to intensify its efforts in the fight against crime.
Their call comes as the association mourns the murder of their colleague Dr. Barrington Dixon, the Montego Bay-based obstetrician and gynaecologist killed at his home in Spring Gardens on Saturday
Reports are that gunmen broke in and shot him.
In expressing their condolences to Dr. Dixon’s family, the JMDA’s president, Dr. Dane Miller, said the time has come for consistent crime fighting measures.
Dr Miller said while he doesn’t believe that members of the medical fraternity are being specifically targeted, the upsurge in crimes against medical personnel is a manifestation of a bigger problem.
The St. James Police are still trying to determine a motive for the murder of Dr. Dixon.
Back in July another doctor, Phillip Chamberlain was also killed by gunmen and one month earlier Dr. Clinton Lewis’ life was brutally snuffed out.
Prior to that, in November last year November Dr. Lyndon Lord was shot.
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President of JMDA, Dr Dane Miller.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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