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  • Justice Minister, Hon. Delroy Chuck, says a collective national approach is needed to address the challenges facing Jamaica.
  • He acknowledged that the country has problems, and regrettably, “there are far too many within our society who want to increase those problems”.

Justice Minister, Hon. Delroy Chuck, says a collective national approach is needed to address the challenges facing Jamaica.

Mr. Chuck says this requires persons to be proactive by thinking “outside the box” to find solutions.

The Minister was speaking at a sensitisation session for Justices of the Peace (JPs), teachers, members of the clergy, students and residents of several communities across Kingston and St. Andrew, at the Ministry’s offices on Constant Spring Road, in Kingston, on September 27.

He acknowledged that the country has problems, and regrettably, “there are far too many within our society who want to increase those problems”.

“What we in the Ministry of Justice, and certainly the Government of Jamaica, would like to do is encourage more persons to be a part of the solution. The mission is to get all right-thinking people to start thinking outside the box (about) how we all can be part of the solution,” Mr. Chuck said.

The Minister underscored the importance of a collective approach in this regard, pointing out that “if we pull together, it’s more likely that we can solve many of the problems”.

Mr. Chuck encouraged persons to commence the process by initiating dialogue at the local level within schools, neighbourhoods and communities across the parishes.

The Minister also used the opportunity to reiterate his call for community leaders, such as teachers and members of the clergy, to offer themselves to serve as JPs.

Mr. Chuck said by so doing, they would be rendering a great service to Jamaica, their communities and themselves.

The sensitisation session, the sixth to be held, was aimed at equipping participants with the necessary information and skills to better assist residents to access justice services in their communities.