PM says if Jamaica does not tackle underlying issues relating to crime and violence, then change in behaviour will be difficult

by March 31st, 2021

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has noted that if Jamaica as a whole does not tackle the many underlying issues relating to crime and violence, then change in behaviour, will be difficult.

He was speaking in Parliament yesterday (March 30) as MP‘s reacted to the murder of Khanice Jackson.

Mr. Holness said short term measures such as amending legislation, is not enough.

Meantime, Deputy Prime Minister and National Security Minister, Dr. Horace Chang, is commending the police on a swift and comprehensive investigation, which has resulted in murder charges being laid on a suspect, in connection with the brutal murder of Khanice Jackson.

In a statement, Dr. Chang said a priority of law enforcement is to prevent the commission of crimes, in particular vicious acts of criminality against the citizenry.

He noted that its important that when these crimes occur, a diligent investigation is carried out and moves made by the police to swiftly bring perpetrators to justice.

He said it’s in that context that he commends the police, for work done in the Khanice Jackson investigation.

The Minister is again renewing his call for a re-awakening of the consciousness of the Jamaicans, to protect all citizens and in particular women, children and the elderly.