The People’s National Party are now mourning the gruesome murder of their hardworking comrade, who was shot and killed by gunmen in Negril, Westmoreland on Thursday morning, May 10.

The deceased has been identified as Mikey Dawes, Rastafarian businessman of Negril address and Constituency Leader for the People’s National Party in Western Westmoreland.

Reports by the police are that shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dawes was on his construction site in West End Negril overseeing a dream house which he was building in the area.

It is further reported that while at the site, he was ambushed by armed men who shot him several times to his upper body.

The Negril police were summoned and upon arrival, the wounded man was transported to the Savanna-la-mar hospital where he was pronounced dead.

In the meanwhile, PNP Member of Parliament for Western Westmoreland, Wykeham McNeill, told our news team that he is still traumatized by the shocking news.

The Opposition Tourist Minister told our news team that, Dawes was not only his right-hand man, but he was a very uplifting community member, who was loved by all and played the role of Constituency leader for the PNP.

He further stated that, he is very saddened by the comrade’s demise.

In the meanwhile, the Westmoreland police say robbery could have been a motive for Dawes death.

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