Councillor Poised to replace Portia as MP Shot, Karl Blake

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Councillor Poised to replace Portia as MP Shot, Karl Blake
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Councillor Poised to replace Portia as MP Shot, Karl Blake

Karl Blake, the People’s National Party (PNP) Councillor for the Greenwich Town Division in South West St Andrew, the constituency of former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miler, has been shot.

The shooting is reported to have happened at the compound which houses the constituency office, at about 8:00 p.m. on Sunday.


An assistant to Blake is reportedly dead as a result of the incident, which was confirmed by the PNP on Twitter on Sunday night.

The party’s tweet said Blake was in hospital undergoing surgery.

Indications are that Blake is heavily in the reckoning to replace Simpson Miller as Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency.

The details of what took place at the constituency office are still not available, and will be revealed as soon as they are forthcoming.

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