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  • Governor-General, His Excellency, the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, has called on law abiding citizens to take a united stand against criminality
  • He encourages Jamaicans not to be fearful of “the few individuals who seek to create havoc in our nation.”
  • He implored citizens to report crimes and to provide the police with information which will be useful to them in their investigations.

Governor-General, His Excellency, the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, has called on law abiding citizens to take a united stand against criminality.
He encourages Jamaicans not to be fearful of “the few individuals who seek to create havoc in our nation.”
The Governor-General made the call while addressing the installation ceremony for Hon. Beryl Hope Rochester as the first female Custos of St. Elizabeth, at a ceremony held at Independence Park in Black River, on Thursday, March 27.
He implored citizens to report crimes and to provide the police with information which will be useful to them in their investigations.
“Each of us must be willing to do whatever we can, within our power, to reverse this trend and the tide of crime in our nation,” he stated.
The Governor-General referred to the joint appeal from himself, and Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, and the Leader of Opposition, Andrew Holness, to Jamaicans, to use the Lenten season for reflection and prayer for the country,           “So let us … commit ourselves to be examples of honesty, integrity, justice, good neighbourliness, respect for self and others, tolerance for each other’s views and making the right choices in life,” he emphasised.
He said this is necessary for the good of the nation’s future.