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    Minister of National Security, Senator Colonel Trevor MacMillan, today (March 13) signed a US$1.4 million contract with Motorola Inc., for the provision of additional radios and accessories for the Jamaica Constabulary Force and the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF).
    Cabinet approved the acquisition earlier this month, which is expected to boost the inter-communication capability among the security forces, to improve operational efficiency and service delivery.
    Colonel MacMillan speaking at the signing ceremony held at the Ministry’s Oxford Road office, said that the procurement of the radios “will also assist the JDF in respect to the helicopters and the connection between police operations on the ground and the helicopters in the air.”

    Minister of National Security, Senator Colonel Trevor MacMillan (right), greets Motorola Business Development Manager for the Caribbean and Central America,. John Magee. They were at a signing ceremony held today (March 13) at the Ministry’s Oxford Road offices, for a US$1. 4 million contract to provide additional radios and accessories for the Jamaica Constabulary Force and the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF).

    “(And) of course it will also help the Correctional Services too, because they are all apart of the wider communication network,” he added.
    In his remarks, Motorola Business Development Manager for the Caribbean and Central America, John Magee, said that the company was “very proud” to enter into another agreement with the Ministry of National Security to continue the development of the police communication network that was started in 2006.
    “It has been a profitable and mutually rewarding relationship with Motorola and the Ministry. We are proud of our relationship with Jamaica and we are proud to be selected as your supplier for this network and for these add-on communication devices, which will assist the police, the JDF and the other agencies,” Mr. Magee said.

    Minister of National Security, Senator Colonel Trevor MacMillan (third right) signs a contract with Motorola Inc. valued at US$1.4 million for the provision of additional radios and accessories for the Jamaica Constabulary Force and the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). Other signatories (from left) are: Director of Finance, Guardsman Group Limited, Vinay Walia; Business Development Manager, Caribbean and Central America for Motorola Inc. John Magee (second left); Minister of State for National Security, Senator Arthur Williams (second right); and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Major Richard Reese. Standing is Legal Officer in the Ministry, Jodi Ann Paulwell. The signing ceremony was held today (March 13) at the Ministry’s Oxford Road offices.

    “One of the things we have learnt is that it is important and vital that all the critical agencies that serve the citizens of a particular country must be able to talk to each other in times of crisis,” he added.
    The police communication wireless network has been significantly upgraded with a fully deployed public safety radio network now in place.

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