Jamaica News, February 1, 2018
St James, Jamaica (Mckoy’s News) –PNP Women’s Movement: Vice President of the People’s National Party Women’s Movement Region 6, Jennifer McCloud say they are now very concern over reported poor treatment and long detained hours given to residents under the State of Emergency, by members of the security force.
Ms McCloud who was speaking during the Party tour of St James on Wednesday, January 31 pointed out that they (the opposition party) embrace the State of Emergency but, “we’re more concerned as to how persons were held at the relevant detention centers and the amount of time that they were being held.” said McCloud.
She pointed out that the PNP party received reports of persons who were questioned and detained while on their way to work, and those persons she says, were held for long irregular hours.
Ms McCloud stated that as a Justice of the Peace and an executive member of the women’s movement it is her job to ensure that person’s rights are not being breached and each and everyone who is detained for simple processing is held only for a short time.
The Women’s movement region 6 Vice President on Wednesday toured sections of St James under the State of Emergency, along with party Chairman Fitz Jackson and PNP Shadow Spokesman on Justice Senator Donna Scott.