By: Chronicle Reporter
Marjorie ‘Madge’ Morris, described as a stalwart in the People’s National Party (PNP), was found murdered in her home on Monday.
The discovery comes eight days after sitting PNP lead opposition member of parliament Dr. Lynvale Bloomfield, was also discovered with multiple stab wounds in his home on February 2, 2019.
Morris, 67, was found shot to death in her Albion Boulevard, Yallahs, St. Thomas home.
Neighbours reported hearing “explosions” sometime around 6:00am. Police arrived at the scene some 30 minutes later.
PNP General Secretary Julian Robinson, said in a prepared statement to the media, the former councillor’s murder had “compounded the [already] dampened spirit and sorrow among the entire [PNP] organization who are preoccupied with the burial arrangement of Dr. Bloomfield.”
The statement continued: “The killing of the former Councillor and PNP activist continues a catalogue of wanton acts of criminality across the country that leave too many individuals and families in mourning and rob the community and the nation of its best talents.”
“The PNP continues to maintain that no Jamaican should have to face this viciousness in their own country. We, therefore, urge the security forces to do what is necessary to bring the perpetrators to justice. However, more importantly, we call upon anyone with information who can assist the police within the investigation, to provide whatever information known so that those responsible for Madge’s murder can be apprehended and brought to swift justice.”