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UPDATE-NUPW members quarantined


Executive members of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) were late this evening being transported to the Ebola Centre as a precautionary measure, after they came into contact with a “mysterious package” sent to the NUPW’s headquarters.

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NUPW executive Fabian Jones says he will not be intimidated.

NUPW executive Fabian Jones says he will not be intimidated.

The disclosure was made by the 2nd Vice President of the NUPW, Fabian Jones, who posted the following message on his Facebook page:

I am currently quarantined at the NUPW with other members of the executive and some secretariat members. It appears to be some kind of chemical attack. We received a mysterious package with a white substance in newspaper pages with threatening messages on the inside and it appears to be affecting us in different ways. My chest is tight and my skin is a lil itchy. Awaiting transport to the Ebola Center for a hose down as a precautionary [measure].”

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Jones, who also posted pictures of himself in protective gear, said: “The package had some threats about finishing us off one by one and some specific threats were made to our President Akanni McDowall and also the Leader of the Opposition [Mia Mottley].

This is getting very serious. Why take it to this level? Is this what you get when you stand up? Anyhow I will not be yielding to any intimidation. From all accounts it appears to be clearly politically motivated. Massa always gets another slave to do his dirty work. After all the negative labels we got for standing up, I am tempted to think that someone wants to silence us. I remain steadfast in the struggle, however. Do not worry . . . . I am blessed.”
Police are currently investigating the discovery, which comes against the backdrop of a bitter impasse between the NUPW and the Government over recent retrenchments in the public sector.

The union has been threatening to stage a national shutdown over the impasse.

5 Responses to UPDATE-NUPW members quarantined

  1. ch July 16, 2015 at 12:53 am

    There must be zero tolerance for this type of threat to our union leaders and Leader of the Opposition.
    These young persons have already been verbally attacked and vilified just for doing a sterling job in representing the people of this country.
    And for showing leadership where others have failed completely.
    Now it is taken to the extreme threat against their lives and the line must be drawn.
    This is an act of terrorism and the FBI should be called in to work with our local authorities.

  2. Kevin July 16, 2015 at 7:29 am

    Who threatened and attack the Leader of the Opposition?

  3. Lica July 16, 2015 at 7:32 am

    Wow Remember the last Election!
    Some Opposition Members where
    Threatened even 1 of them wake up
    the a Dead Animal with a Red Ribbon
    tie round it Neck! What Next?

  4. Donna July 16, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    This is very disturbing!

  5. villager. July 16, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    This is pure orchestration and i am not buying it, as serious as this incident appears to be this is an act that has been construed for a desired effect,as soon as a settlement appeared on the horizon i expected this, by the way who delivered this package,was it a postman? who received it? Did they see the culprit?Was it delivered?Or was it by courier?Was such a bulky parcel delivered from the postal services? If so was it weighed on time of presentation ? If all of the above can be answered then we will definitely apprehend the culprit,so we should have no reason to worry unduly,however the part about comments also made on the picture of the opposition leader, HMM, seems too, obvious,makes me wonder,seems like an effort to exempt the opposition from any scrutiny,the work of an amateur. Well let the police competent investigators get to work,handwriting experts etc.


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