PM continues to argue in favour of SOEs being used to curb extreme crime and violence

by March 11th, 2019

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has outlined plans to make significant infrastructural repairs and improvements to the historic old capital, Spanish Town in St. Catherine.

The Prime Minister said allocation for the improvement work has been made in the 2019-2020 budget.

Speaking at the ‘Ten Thousand Men and Their Families March’ organised by churches in Spanish Town, yesterday (March 10), Mr. Holness noted that repairs will be made to the roadways within the town centre and adjoining communities as well as infrastructural development including buildings.

In the meantime, the Prime Minister said he has noted that, crime and violence is trending upwards with the discontinuation of the State of Public Emergency.

He reiterated the government’s commitment to restore law and order in the old capital.

And the Prime Minister has continued to argue in favour of states of emergency being used to bring extreme crime and violence under control.

He said without special interventions, the police force is limited in its ability to carry out enforcement activities.