PM says Solving Crime Number One Priority


Prime Minister, Bruce Golding, has said that the matter of solving crime is the number one priority of the Government.
Mr. Golding was responding to a caller’s concern about the country’s high crime rate, during his first one-hour radio call-in programme, which was broadcast on (Jan. 30) from Jamaica House.
According to the Prime Minister, the Government is pursuing a strategy that is designed to “get to the neck of the crime problem”.
“We cannot deal with just the symptoms of crime. We have a new Commissioner of Police and a new Chief of Staff and they are pursuing this matter very vigilantly and very diligently,” he stated.
He informed that appropriate technologies will be utilized in the fight against crime and already, “we are beginning to see some results and the security forces are being encouraged by the Government to intensify their efforts as we have to get on top of this.”
The new one-hour radio call-in programme ‘Jamaica House Live’ is part of the Government’s thrust to open the lines of communication and to hear suggestions, comments and general feedback from Jamaicans at home and abroad.
Additionally, it will provide the forum for Government to report on its stewardship in implementing policies and programmes to improve the lives of citizens.
Jamaica House Live with Prime Minister, Bruce Golding, will be aired on the last Wednesday of each month, and will be carried live between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on RJR 94 FM, Nationwide Radio Digital AM; Love 101 FM; Hot 102; KLAS FM and Roots FM.

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