JLP Supporter Killed In Portland

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Tension is mounting in West Portland among supporters of the two major political party's following the stabbing death of a resident on Sunday, in the Charlestown community of Buff Bay. The killing of 32- year- old tour guide and Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporter, Omar Hernandez, took place shortly after 2.30 p.m. yesterday, at a bar. Hernandez was reportedly putting up posters of incumbent Member of Parliament Daryl Vaz, when an argument developed between him and a group of men. The argument got heated, and some of the posters were reportedly taken from Hernandez and torn. Residents report that during a struggle, a knife was used to stab Hernandez in the neck. Joan Charles, the mother of the deceased said it was only on Saturday that she had warned her son to be careful, as it was approaching the elections.