Monday 19 August, 2019

PNP offers $500,000 reward for info on Bloomfield's murder

Dr Lynvale Bloomfield

Dr Lynvale Bloomfield

A reward of $500,000 is being offered by the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) for information leading to the arrest of the person/s responsible for the brutal murder of East Portland Member of Parliament, Dr Lynvale Bloomfield.

 The reward is being offered through Crime Stop.

The announcement was made on Tuesday by PNP General Secretary Julian Robinson during a press briefing at the party’s Old Hope Road headquarters in St Andrew.

Bloomfield’s nude body was found with multiple stab wounds by his employees inside his Passley Gardens home in Port Antonio shortly after 10:00 am on Saturday.

Robinson is appealing to anyone with information to report it to the police in order to assist the investigation.

Robinson told the press briefing that “the security of every Jamaican regardless of their status must be assured by the Government. It is particularly troubling when someone such as Dr Bloomfield, who was clearly an individual diligently serving his country and community, is slaughtered in this way.”

Meanwhile, the PNP is honouring Bloomfield’s service at the community, constituency and national levels with a series of events.

In this regard, condolence books have been opened at the PNP headquarters for well-wishers in the Corporate Area and at the late MP’s constituency office in Port Antonio. Another is to be opened at the Portland Parish Library.

On Sunday, February 10, the party will host a nine-night or ‘set up’ at the constituency office in east Portland. This will be followed by a prayer vigil at the town centre in Port Antonio on Saturday, February 16. 

Also on Tuesday, the House of Representatives paid glowing tributes to Bloomfield who had served in the lower chamber of the parliament since 2011. A photograph and flowers were placed in his now empty seat which will be filled by a by-election, a date for which will likely be announced sometime after his funeral is held.

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