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Tragic Murder of PNP Councillor in Portmore Sparks Outrage and Condolences

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Tragic Murder of PNP Councillor in Portmore Sparks Outrage and Condolences

Tragic Murder of PNP Councillor


In a shocking incident that has left the community of Portmore, St. Catherine in grief, Ainsley Parkins, a dedicated People’s National Party (PNP) Councillor, was tragically shot and killed. The incident occurred at approximately 9:00 am on July 20 and has sent shockwaves throughout the region.

Description of the Tragic Event:

Ainsley Parkins was carrying out his duties as the Councillor for the Southboro Division in East Central St. Catherine when the unthinkable occurred. As he sat in his vehicle on Newland Road, unidentified assailants approached from behind a wall and opened fire, inflicting multiple fatal injuries to the upper region of his body.

Community’s Response:

The local community, along with members of both the PNP and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), including Desmond McKenzie, has expressed deep shock and condemnation for this heinous act. The loss of a respected and dedicated public servant has left many grappling with grief and outrage.

Investigation Update:

As investigations continue, the police have emphasized that there is no evidence suggesting a connection between this tragic incident and last year’s murder of Lennox Hines, a Councillor/Caretaker for the JLP. Authorities are working diligently to identify the perpetrators and bring them to justice.


The tragic loss of Ainsley Parkins, a committed PNP Councillor, has cast a sombre mood over Portmore and St. Catherine. The community stands united in grief and resolve to support each other during this difficult time. As we await further updates on the investigation, let us remember Parkins’ dedication to public service and the impact he made in his community. May his legacy inspire positive change and unity among all Jamaicans.


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