Lynvale Bloomfield

Lynvale Bloomfield (27 September 1959 – 2 February 2019)[1] was a Jamaican Member of Parliament from the People's National Party who was murdered while in office.[2]

Lynvale Bloomfield
Member of Parliament
In office
29 December 2011 – 2 February 2019
Preceded byDonald Rhodd
Succeeded byAnn-Marie Vaz
ConstituencyPortland Eastern
Personal details
Born(1959-10-27)27 October 1959
Duanvale, Trelawny, Portland, Jamaica
Died2 February 2019(2019-02-02) (aged 59)
Paisley Gardens, Portland Parish, Jamaica
Political partyPeople's National Party
Alma materUniversity of Havana


A doctor by profession, Bloomfield was first elected to the Parliament of Jamaica in the 2011 general election. He was re-elected in 2016.[3]


On the morning of 2 February 2019, Bloomfield was found stabbed to death at his home in Paisley Gardens.[4][5] His funeral took place at the Church of the Open Bible in Port Antonio on 23 February 2019.[6] He was buried at Prospect Cemetery.[7] 21-year-old Simeon Anthony Sutherland of Buff Bay in Portland was detained on 13 February and charged with the murder on 2 March.[8] The trial was postponed to April 2022.[9] A bench warrant was issued in November 2022.[10]


  1. ^ Dr Lynvale Bloomfield laid to rest (Funeral Highlights), retrieved 2022-02-20
  2. ^ Greaves, Natalie (2019-02-04). "Opposition legislator Dr. Lynvale Bloomfield murdered in Jamaica". Caribbean News. Retrieved 2022-02-20.
  3. ^ "Dr. Lynvale Bloomfield Found Dead At Home". Retrieved 2022-02-20.
  4. ^ "Jamaica: Opposition MP found stabbed to death". Stabroek News. 2019-02-02. Retrieved 2022-02-20.
  5. ^ "'I can't remember him being angry' - Brothers remember slain Member of Parliament". 2019-02-04. Retrieved 2022-02-20.
  6. ^ "Bloomfield's 'life of service' celebrated - PNP, JLP join in reflections as murdered politician laid to rest". 2019-02-24. Retrieved 2022-02-20.
  7. ^ "Caribbean Elections Biography | Lynvale Bloomfield". Retrieved 2022-02-20.
  8. ^ "Man Charged with Murder of Dr. Lynvale Bloomfield Remanded into Custody". McKoysNews. 2019-03-09. Retrieved 2022-02-20.
  9. ^ "Trial of man accused of killing Lynvale Bloomfield postponed, bail extended". 2021-07-12. Retrieved 2022-02-20.
  10. ^ "Bench warrant to be issued for Lynvale Bloomfield murder accused". 2022-11-02. Retrieved 2022-12-01.