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  • Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says security of humanity must be the duty of all, even as he condemns the killing of 49 persons in the United States (US) last weekend.
  • The Prime Minister emphasised that “none of us can take comfort to say that could never happen to us; it could happen anywhere and to anyone. We must take the security of humanity as our own.”
  • “The Jamaican Government and the people of Jamaica will do everything in our powers to ensure that we play our part in the security of the world,” the Prime Minister said.

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says security of humanity must be the duty of all, even as he condemns the killing of 49 persons in the United States (US) last weekend.

The Prime Minister, who was making his first public presentation since the attack on Sunday (June 12), on a nightclub in the US, where another 53 persons were injured, said it was an “attack on humanity,” and no one is safe from the assault of terrorists.

“The terrorist’s bullet does not discriminate – it does not know gender, class, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation,” Mr. Holness said.

He was delivering the keynote address at a Security and Ethics Conference, held yesterday (June 14), at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, in New Kingston.

The Prime Minister emphasised that “none of us can take comfort to say that could never happen to us; it could happen anywhere and to anyone. We must take the security of humanity as our own.”

Mr. Holness told the gathering that given the objective of the conference, which is aimed at improving security, he was “moved to offer sincere condolences” to all who are suffering from the attack as well as the Government of the United States.

“The Jamaican Government and the people of Jamaica will do everything in our powers to ensure that we play our part in the security of the world,” the Prime Minister said.

Mr. Holness had earlier written to United States Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Luis Moreno, expressing Jamaica’s support to the United States.