Jamaicans Must Become Crime Informers

Photo: JIS Photographer Montego Bay’s Mayor, Councillor Glendon Harris, says the time has come for Jamaica to be rid of the “informer fi dead culture”.

Story Highlights

  • Mayor of Montego Bay, Glendon Harris, is calling for Jamaicans to become “informers” in the fight against crime.
  • Mayor Harris said it is time for the country to be rid of the “informer fi dead” culture and for persons to start being their brother’s keepers.
  • He also said Jamaica is being held ransom by what he calls “modern day black heart men,” who drive fear into its citizens and efforts must be made to speak out against them.

Mayor of Montego Bay, Glendon Harris, is calling for Jamaicans to become “informers” in the fight against crime.

He said Jamaica is being held ransom by what he calls “modern day black heart men,” who drive fear into its citizens and efforts must be made to speak out against them.

Mayor Harris, who was addressing the Lay Magistrates Association of St. James awards function recently at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, said it is time for the country to be rid of the “informer fi dead” culture and for persons to start being their brother’s keepers.

“I want to challenge everyone here to join together to change our culture from the one where the feeling is that…informer fi dead, to one where we salute those who are brave enough to shine light on the modern black heart men, who continue to strike fear in the minds of our people,” he stated.

“We must celebrate our informer heroes…after all, the evil ones are the minority and if the rest of us become informers, they cannot kill us all. Can you imagine if every well thinking Jamaican becomes an informer? Criminals would think twice before committing their cowardly acts and before we know it, we could take back our towns, our districts, our parish, our country, and God’s earth which we are blessed with,” Mayor Harris said.

 

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