Montego Bay, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – Angry Mount Salem Residents: Dozens of angry Mount Salem Residents in Montego Bay, St James happily welcomed a tour of the Zone of Special Operation by Former Minister of National Security Peter Bunting on Wednesday, September 12, 2017. The residents, despite being overjoyed to see Mr. Bunting, complained to him that their community did not need a Zone of Special Operation.
The residents further mentioned that only a section of Mount Salem have been placed in the Zone and is inhabited mostly by supporters of the Peoples National Party. They further stated that since the start of the year, the community of Mount Salem has been registered as one with the lowest crime and murder rate in St James, so it came as a surprise to know that the Prime Minister targeted Mount Salem.
Former Minister Bunting along with Dr. Fenton Ferguson and Wykeham McNeill, stated that the move was unimaginable and that the opposition party has been asking about it since the start of the Zone of Special Operation. They pointed out that the presence of the police and soldiers are well accepted but the lock down on the community is a hard move from the Prime Minister.
They pointed out that the presence of the police and soldiers are well accepted but the lock down on the community is a hard move from the Prime Minister. One lady told Mr. Bunting that police officers in the Zone were drawn from areas as far as St Andrew and Clarendon and those are areas which really need Zones of Special Operations.