Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has strongly condemned the murder of St Catherine’s Southboro Division Warden Councilor Lennox Hines.
Hines was shot dead along Marcus Garvey Drive in St Andrew last night.
“It is absolutely brazen and brutal. Although the motive for this heinous crime is still unknown, it is clear to me that those criminals who shot Mr. Hines in evening traffic on Marcus Garvey Drive wanted to publicly show the evil that ‘they committed,’ McKenzie said.
“This is another terrible example of the violence plaguing our society, and the combined resolve of security forces and ordinary citizens across the country is essential to turn the situation around,” he added.
Hines has served as the division’s guardian advisor since 2014.
According to McKenzie, he proved to be an enthusiastic and dedicated student of the system of local government and the fixity of purpose required for effective service.
“He was the epitome of sincerity in service and he awaited the opportunity to become their official representative. Sadly, he was savagely torn from his family and the wider community. I pray for comfort and healing of his family in the difficult days ahead, and I hope and trust that his killers will be brought to justice.
Meanwhile, the General Secretary of the People’s National Party, Dr Dayton Campbell, called Hinds’ murder tragic.
He expressed his sympathy to his family and colleagues.
He called for the perpetrators of the murder to be quickly brought to justice.