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Six Homeless Men Viciously Attacked … Leaving Four Dead & Two Injured

January 27, 2021 | By Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie |

A suspect has been arrested.

As the outcry got louder due to the result of the savage killing of four homeless men on the streets of Kingston, Jamaica.W.I.  There seems to be a breakthrough.

The PM announced in Parliament today Tuesday afternoon, January 26, 2021 that “an arrest has been made” in the vicious hacking of (6) six homeless men. Four have died to date. A deportee has been fingered as the suspect. Is this so?

“Marie Aitkins Drop In Centre to be expanded by 100 beds by February 2021.”

The PM announced in Parliament today, January 26, 2021.

A further two are battling for their lives in hospital. Further details were not released.

The Mayor of the Municipality of Kingston & St. Andrew, Councillor Delroy Williams reacted to the savagery by saying:

“This is a stain on our Municipality”

It was a bloody weekend in Paradise as four Homeless Men were chopped to their deaths near the Central Police station.  The survivors or the others injured who were bludgeoned and are now battling for their lives in hospital.  Details at press time are sketchy,  what is known is that the blood stained pavement tells the tale of our collective selfishness and cruelty as a society.

Who could have carried out such  heinous acts of savagery.?

Police report that a citizen observed the lifeless bodies on the sidewalk about five o’clock Monday morning January 25, 2021.

If that was not all, another gruesome find was discovered a few miles away the same morning.

Ironically in the vicinity of the Twin Gates Plaza in the Half- Way-Tree area.

There has been public outcry of dismay and tears of those who truly care. Our collective humanity is under scrutiny.  We are judged by how we treat the less fortunate in our society.

In 2017 some 1590 were found to be homeless. Mostly male. So far there is a capacity of 120 spaces for the homeless in our city.

Street People 1999

In Montego Bay we woke up to the sad news that 40 was the number stated of Homeless persons who were captured and placed in trucks and dumped at a mud lake miles away in St. Elizabeth. Yes, forty were dumped, while the People’s National Party (PNP) was the government in power. They were taken to St. Elizabeth it was confirmed. PM PJ Patterson ordered an Enquiry.  No one was found responsible at the end of it all. Not surprising based on history.

There was a major conference in Montego Bay at the time of the dumping.  It was perceived to be an embarrassment to have these dirty looking people littering the streets of Jamaica”s Second city … in Montego Bay, St. James.

Dennis Brooks, Senior Communications Strategist for the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has stated that:

“A high level investigation has been undertaken by the police. A suspect is being probed … a breakthrough is expected”

Desmond McKenzie, Local Government & Rural

Development Minister has stated inter alia:

“An additional space for 150 will be ready later this year. I will meet with Mayor Delroy Williams today to discuss the matter. A short term strategy is being considered … a transport to pick up the homeless is the proposed plan. We cannot force them into shelters, that would not be legal. They are not all mad. Some are more articulate than many of us.”

Concluded Minister Desmond McKenzie.

State Sponsored Terrorism

Speaking on a radio call in show veteran journalist Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie stated on Monday 25 the January 2021 at about 7:49 PM.

“I remind you of the 1999 Street People atrocity. Folks were dumped at a mud lake ..  taken from Montego Bay to St. Elizabeth parish. The authorities must be condemned as uncaring. They were State Sponsored Terrorists.”

Co-host Cliff Hughes agreed with O’Connor-Dennie. Tyrone Reid co-host to Hughes & news editor Nationwide News Network (NNN) confirmed this fact of the dumping of those Street People.


We have been uncaring as a society.  We have not always treated the less fortunate well. To have treated Street People as we did is despicable, distasteful, demeaning, disgraceful and disgusting to say the least. We need to do better. A society is judged by how it treats its young, elderly and less fortunate.

Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie is a veteran journalist who has a keen social conscience. He has  international exposure

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