BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesday, March 06, 2018
MINISTER Marion Hall (formerly Lady Saw) believes the Church and politicians could play a more integral role in stemming crime in Jamaica.
|Marion Hall aka Lady Saw|
According to the former dancehall artiste, the Church is too quiet, while politicians are always at odds with each other.
“The Church must do more! Where are they? Weh the bloodwash Christians dem deh? Mi nah hear dem. The Church look like dem 'fraid to go into the ghettos and minister to the bwoy dem. Wi haffi get into the communities and knock pon every door,” said Hall.
Since the start of the year, close to 300 people have been murdered in Jamaica. Last year, the Jamaica Constabulary Force recorded 1,616 homicides, an increase of 24 per cent over the previous year. According to a World Bank report, Jamaica is the fourth murderous country in the world.
“Wi haffi ask God to intercede. Wi need to surrender our country to God; like the song says: I Surrender All,” she told the Jamaica Observer.
St James and Jamaica's tourist capital, Montego Bay, have been under a state of public emergency since January 18 to curb crime in that parish. Last year, 335 murders were recorded there, twice the number of any other parish. more