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  • Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, is urging members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to increase their vigilance in protecting the nation’s children.
  • “We have to ensure that the process that is followed guarantees the protection of our children. We want hard policing when reports are made, so we can bring perpetrators to justice; and how cases are prepared, so we can get convictions. I encourage the police to continue in that vein in taking these issues seriously,”
  • For her part, Chief Executive Officer of the Child Development Agency (CDA), Rosalee Gage-Grey, said that her agency has a very good working relationship with the police, and “we see them making efforts to be a little gentler when it comes to the children.”

Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, is urging members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to increase their vigilance in protecting the nation’s children.

Speaking at a recent JIS ‘Think Tank’, Mr. Green  said that  to achieve success, there has to be a mix of soft and hard policing and there can be no “let-up.”   He added that all Jamaicans should work with the police as they carry out their task.

“We have to ensure that the process that is followed guarantees the protection of our children. We want hard policing when reports are made, so we can bring perpetrators to justice; and how cases are prepared, so we can get convictions. I encourage the police to continue in that vein in taking these issues seriously,” he said.

The Minister of State also called on the police and agencies charged with the responsibility of caring for children to do all in their power to ensure that they take seriously, all matters that come before them involving children. He said they should deal with the children with sincerity and  care, no matter where the reports are made.

“It’s something that, from a Ministry perspective, we are going to take very seriously,” he emphasized.

For her part,  Chief Executive Officer of the Child Development Agency (CDA), Rosalee Gage-Grey, said that her agency has a very good working relationship with the police,  and “we see them making efforts to be a little gentler when it comes to the  children.”

Mrs. Gage-Grey  said that as more stakeholders get on board and become more aware of  the needs of the country’s children,  protection of the young ones will become even more urgent.