NATIONAL SECURITY TO GET FINANCIAL BOOST SAYS PRIME MINISTER HOLNESS

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared that increased investments will be made to improve national security.

Speaking on Friday at the opening of the new Lathbury Barracks Offices and Accommodation at the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Up Park Camp, Holness said the Government is recalibrating its efforts to restore order by making the necessary improvements.

Against this background of “clear and present threats” affecting the country, the prime minister highlighted that 28 percent of the total capital budget has been allocated to national security.

In that regard, he said the JDF is a critical tool in dealing with the unconventional threats to national security.

Holness also lauded the men and women of the JDF for their selfless and effective discharge of duties during the states of public emergency and also noted that the country is proud of their efforts.