Baby son of former MP drowns in swimming pool at home

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Justin Silvera, the one-year-old he son of former People's National Party (PNP) Member of Parliament for St Mary West, Jolyan Silvera, was on Tuesday found dead in a swimming pool at his Kingston home.

According to police reports, Justin was at home with his father and caregiver, who were reportedly having a conversation in the kitchen, when it was realised that the toddler went missing.Subsequent checks were made and Justin was found floating in the pool. He was rushed to the University Hospital of the West Indies, where he was pronounced dead.

The PNP last evening tweeted its condolences to Silvera.

"Our heartfelt condolences to Jolyan Silvera and family at this difficult time. Love from your PNP family," the party said on Twitter. And Prime Minister Andrew Holness also offered his condolences.