Williams urges Jamaicans to move beyond anger and fear to stamp out crime
Minister of Education and Youth Fayval Williams, is imploring Jamaicans to move beyond anger, outrage, frustration and fear, and take action to stamp out crime in the country.
She made the appeal while speaking at the funeral service for 8-year-old Danielle Rowe at the Portmore Seventh Day Adventist Church in St. Catherine, on Sunday.
Danielle was abducted from her school in Portmore and later found in St. Andrew with her throat slashed.
She was taken to hospital and underwent surgery but later succumbed.
The police have not had much success in finding those responsible for the child’s death.
In addressing the attendees at Danielle’s funeral, Mrs. Williams encouraged them to use crime stop and other channels to report wrong doing.
She said the government and police have certain responsibilities to protect citizens, but noted that too often, persons have allowed themselves to be overcome by the kind of fear that leads to inaction.