Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang has confirmed that there were at least 25 murders over the weekend.
Dr Chang who was speaking while on a tour in St James, Monday, said there were two triple murders and three double murders among them.
McKoy’s News had reported a bloody weekend of at least 12 murders but as data came in from police divisions across the country, it became clear that more had died between Friday and Sunday night.
Dr Chang says the police will not be daunted by the murders and the upsurge in crime but will come up with strategies to get the perpetrators and reduce crime.
There were also several shootings over the period. In one incident, a 14-year-old boy was shot in the face in Norwood were three murders took place. The boy is critical in the hospital.