A Caribbean mystery: Motive for the killing of a Canadian Jesuit priest in Jamaica remains unclear

28 June 2017 | by Ian Thomson

Death in Jamaica


Jesuits are often regarded by other Catholics as not quite regular clergy. They belong to a religious order and take vows, but choose not to be cloistered in a monastery, and often take their itinerant ministry to the poorest of the poor. Fr Jim Webb, a Canadian Jesuit who operated out of the Jamaican capital of Kingston, was no exception. Shortly before he died in 2012, I called on him at St George’s Jesuit College, of which he was principal.

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