Prime Minister Andrew Holness has publicly addressed Jamaica’s crime problem, labelling it as the most pressing matter of concern for most Jamaicans regarding our sense of security.
Mr Holness says the levels of violent crimes, in particular shootings and resultant murders are well above the norm for countries at peace where conventional policing and law enforcement measures can be applied.
He also announced that the Body Worn Camera System is now being rolled out.
This he says will provide protection for members of the JCF and the public through the provision of an objective view of incidents.
The Prime Minister also said it is important for children to back to school by September 2021.
Speaking this evening, the Prime Minister says he has insisted that teachers should be in the first phase of those being prioritized for vaccination.
He says depending on how quickly we can get our teachers vaccinated we could possibly consider summer school as an option for make-up classes.