Opposition demands immediate re-evaluation of Jamaica’s crime management strategies

The opposition is once again demanding an immediate re-evaluation of Jamaica’s crime management strategies amid a flare-up of crime in sections of the country.

Spokesman on National Security, Senator Peter Bunting has expressed concern that violent crime continues to escalate across Jamaica despite the government’s declaration of States of Emergency (SOEs) in 6 areas.

He said the incidents of violence coming to public attention have only intensified, including the killing of teenagers, business persons, double family murders and a blatant attack on security personnel. 

These incidents have occurred across Westmoreland, St. James and Manchester.

Senator Bunting said a number of the recent incidents happened in areas under SOEs.

He noted that these incidents highlight an administration bankrupt of ideas to curb the issues of crime and violence.  

He said a more comprehensive approach that targets the root causes of crime while safeguarding the lives and security of all Jamaicans is needed.


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