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  • A total of $1.2 billion has been allocated to the Ministry of National Security, to purchase vital equipment needed for the maintenance of law and order.
  • Of the figure, $855 million will go towards purchasing telecommunication equipment to continue to digitalise the communication and surveillance systems of the security forces.
  • The remaining $400 million will be used to purchase vehicles, in a bid to improve the mobility of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

A total of $1.2 billion has been allocated to the Ministry of National Security, to purchase vital equipment needed for the maintenance of law and order.

This is contained in the 2016/17 Estimates of Expenditure now before the House of Representatives. The Estimates were recently tabled by the Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw.

Of the figure, $855 million will go towards purchasing telecommunication equipment to continue to digitalise the communication and surveillance systems of the security forces.

The remaining $400 million will be used to purchase vehicles, in a bid to improve the mobility of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).