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Jamaica: Williams outraged at suspected gruesome murder of Clarendon teacher

The Minister of Education, Fayval Williams, has expressed alarm at the cruelty of the abduction and suspected murder of school teacher, Natalie Dawkins, who taught at Four Paths Primary and Junior High School in Clarendon up to the time she went missing late last month.

A badly decomposed body believed to be that of Dawkins was found in a shallow grave in Sandy Bay, Clarendon on Thursday.

“The tragic loss of life of any Jamaican is always regrettable. This (suspected) death cuts very close to home, however,” said Williams in a statement Thursday evening.

“Jamaica has (likely) lost a vibrant educator in Miss Dawkins, who was contributing so much to building the lives of Jamaica’s children for the past 20 years. It is a wicked act,” Williams remarked

The education minister said all Jamaicans need to look within and question their roles and power in counteracting the culture of violence and murder that is affecting the society. She expressed shock at the continued abuse of women and children, and the seemingly normalising of violence in the country.

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