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  • National Security Minister, Hon. Robert Montague, says he is heartened by the responses which came out of a town hall meeting the Ministry hosted in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, on March 21.
  • In an interview with JIS News, the Minister said new ideas were put forward to help fight crime.
  • The Minister explained that crime is a holistic problem, which has to be dealt with in a holistic way.

National Security Minister, Hon. Robert Montague, says he is heartened by the responses which came out of a town hall meeting the Ministry  hosted in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, on  March 21.

            In an interview with  JIS News,  the Minister said new ideas were put forward to  help fight crime.

            “I feel very good because the answers to a lot of our problems lie with the people.  I am also very heartened and very happy that we were able to deal with some of the other social issues and problems that affect the community,” the Minister  said.

            He pointed out that through the involvement of the social sector stakeholders, the Ministry will be better able to craft its crime fighting plans going forward.

            The Minister  explained that crime is a holistic problem, which has to be dealt with in a holistic way.

            Mr. Montague said the information gleaned from the meeting will be collated and along with the technical team from the Ministry, he will be reviewing  the suggestions  in order to implement workable ideas in the shortest possible time.

            The Minister  said he  will be undertaking an islandwide series of meetings  to hear from Jamaicans about crime as well as social issues.

Also addressing the meeting were Police Commissioner, Dr. Carl Williams and representatives from the National Water Commission (NWC), the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPSCo), National Works Agency (NWA) and the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA).