$74M Crime Fighting Pilot Project For Two Communities


Over the next 12 months, a $74.6 million initiative will be implemented in the Norwood area of St James and Denham Town in Kingston, as part of ongoing efforts to reduce crime and violence in communities.

Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, Minister of National Security and┬áDeputy Prime Minister launched the ‘Reduced Small Arms and Light Weapons in Jamaica’ project at the Jamaica Evangelistic Centre in Norwood Heights, St. James, on Friday (June 17).

The Saving Lives Entity (SALIENT) Joint Programme, a pilot effort, intends to remove the mechanisms that allow for the illicit trafficking of firearms and ammunition into the country, as well as address the fundamental cause of violence.