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  • The Government will be amending the law to ensure that developers implement specific security infrastructure in new developments.
  • Minister of National Security, Hon. Robert Montague said this will support the work of officers who are stationed in close proximity to the development.

The Government will be amending the law to ensure that developers implement specific security infrastructure in new developments.

This was disclosed by Minister of National Security, Hon. Robert Montague during a town hall meeting with residents and business owners of New Kingston at the Courtleigh Hotel recently.

“This administration is taking to Parliament very soon, an amendment to the law, if you are doing a development of over 400 units you must, at the developer’s expense establish a police post and Closed Circuit Televisions (CCTVs),” he said.

Mr. Montague said this will support the work of officers who are stationed in close proximity to the development.

“We can’t be building approximately 1200 houses in one place and don’t put a police post there,” he said.

He stated that the necessary support systems have to be put in place to ensure safety and security within communities.

The staging of the town hall meeting formed part of the Ministry’s strategy to engage citizens and inform them of plans and programmes of the Government.