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  • The Ministry of National Security, its departments and agencies consider the UN International Day of Peace as very timely this year as Jamaica as a country needs to embrace peace throughout its communities in order for us as a nation to become more prosperous as a people and live the lives we deserve.

Message from Hon. Robert Montague MP, Minister of National Security

International Day of Peace

September 21, 2016

The Ministry of National Security, its departments and agencies consider the UN International Day of Peace as very timely this year as Jamaica as a country needs to embrace peace throughout its communities in order for us as a nation to become more prosperous as a people and live the lives we deserve.

The pursuit of peace is one of the most important yet difficult issues facing the average citizen in twenty-first century Jamaica as a result of the undesirable elements in our society.

Jamaica is now on the path to progress and prosperity even though there is a challenge to our peaceful existence at this time.

However the absence of peace in many cases in Jamaica has led to 37% of our murders being accounted for by domestic violence. This is a serious challenge in Jamaica.

As a country and as individuals let us re-commit ourselves to peacefully reduce these high incidents of domestic violence.

We call on every Jamaican to seek mediation first so that we may all have productive lives in an environment of peace and dignity.

We call upon you to participate in our peace day events today and in the future. Let us together reduce domestic violence and have a peaceful Jamaica.

Get involved, you have heard and seen the domestic conflicts and the spousal abuse. Help to find a peaceful solution. Let’s talk up, let’s be a good neighbour.