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Fellow Jamaicans… Good evening…
Let me first of all wish all the mothers across Jamaica, Happy Mother’s Day and hope that you were able to enjoy the good company and blessings of your families in recognition of your many years of caring, nurturing and support. It is significant that I am speaking to you on this special day when we honour the important role of our mothers in the building of our nation. Just three weeks ago, Prime Minister Bruce Golding, assigned to me one of the most challenging portfolios in the Cabinet – that of National Security. Central to this assignment is the responsibility to effectively manage crime and restore public order so as to protect the right of every law abiding Jamaican to go about their legitimate business free from fear.
I AM PREPARED TO FACE THE CHALLENGES THIS ASSIGNMENT POSES.
Like every law abiding Jamaican, I want to live in a peaceful and prosperous country. I want to live in a country where we can all exist in a secure and stable environment. I am determined to ensure that Jamaicans can live free from abuse, violence or threats of violence. I am determined to ensure that our children grow up in a safe and secure environment. I am determined to ensure that our criminal justice system becomes more vigilant to make sure that criminals are not easily returned to the streets to continue to commit crimes against decent people. Achieving these goals remains a formidable challenge to the nation.
BUT AS INTIMIDATING AS THIS CHALLENGE MIGHT SEEM, SUCCEED WE MUST AND SUCCEED WE WILL.
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