Govt’s committed to tackling human trafficking-Matthew Samuda


Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of National Security, Matthew Samuda, says the Government is committed to continuously strengthening legislation to tackle the scourge of human trafficking in Jamaica.

He was speaking during Friday’s (November 12) sitting of the Senate while piloting the Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Suppression and Punishment) (Amendment) Act, 2021. The Bill was approved without amendment.

Senator Samuda said work has continued under successive Administrations “to ensure that we get on top of this scourge.”

He emphasised that this is crucial given Jamaica’s geographic location which places the country at risk of being exploited as a transit point and destination for human trafficking.