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  • National Security Minister, Hon. Robert Montague, says he was pleased with the turnout of residents in western Jamaica for the National Conference on Citizen Security held on July 21 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James.
  • “Persons gave their recommendations…their advice, they asked their questions and we got a lot of information,” he added.
  • The conference was staged to mobilise a broad-based gathering of Jamaican citizenry to participate in an engaging, result-focused discussion on issues of crime, violence and security.

National Security Minister, Hon. Robert Montague, says he was pleased with the turnout of residents in western Jamaica for the National Conference on Citizen Security held on July 21 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James.

“We catered for 700 persons (and) at one point we had over 1, 200 persons…I was very moved by the turnout and the participation,” he told JIS News after the event.

“Persons gave their recommendations…their advice, they asked their questions and we got a lot of information,” he added.

He said the high level of participation shows that Jamaicans are committed to the fight against crime in the country.

Minister Montague told JIS News that information garnered from the conference will be discussed and where necessary implemented with urgency to ensure that the event does not go down as “just another talk shop”.

“My commitment is to take on board the ideas,” he pointed out.

The conference was staged to mobilise a broad-based gathering of Jamaican citizenry to participate in an engaging, result-focused discussion on issues of crime, violence and security.