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  • State Minister in the Education, Youth and Information Ministry, Hon. Floyd Green, says preliminary discussions have been held with stakeholders on the approach to be taken to deal with children living and working on the streets.
  • “There is no easy fix, but I believe as a society we must determine that we cannot continue this way.
  • In his 2016/17 Sectoral Debate presentation in the House of Representatives on June 8, the State Minister indicated that the Children’s Affairs Division within his Ministry and the Child Labour Unit in the Labour and Social Security Ministry were part of the discussions.

State Minister in the Education, Youth and Information Ministry, Hon. Floyd Green, says preliminary discussions have been held with stakeholders on the approach to be taken to deal with children living and working on the streets.

In his 2016/17 Sectoral Debate presentation in the House of Representatives on June 8, the State Minister indicated that the Children’s Affairs Division within his Ministry and the Child Labour Unit in the Labour and Social Security Ministry were part of the discussions.

Other stakeholders to be included in upcoming discussions are the Ministries of Health, Justice and National Security, through the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). The Possibilities Programme will also be included.

“There is no easy fix, but I believe as a society we must determine that we cannot continue this way.

Consequently, we are developing a concept paper to guide programme initiation, and plan to embark on a pilot project during this year,” the State Minister pointed out.