Parliament has extended the Zones of Special Operations in Mt. Salem St James and Denham Town, Kingston.
The ZOSO’s will continue for another 60 days.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness told Parliament this afternoon (July 17) that the ZOSO’s have been beneficial, especially to the residents of the communities.
He stressed that the social interventions are working to restore the communities, and pointed to summer camps, as examples of these.
Mr Holness, however expressed concern that while crimes were going down, citizens still grapple with dispute resolution.
He said some persons switched from using guns, to using machete, knives and acid.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness