PM calls for political consensus in dealing with Crime


Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, is calling for political consensus in dealing with the matter of crime in Jamaica.

Speaking at the public presentation of the National Commission on Violence Prevention held at the Banquet Hall, Jamaica House, on August 11, Prime Minister Holness noted that “we haven’t been able to get to political consensus”.

Mr. Holness said it is hoped that once the political class is confronted with factual data, recommendations, and conclusions from the Commission, which is an independent body, they “would then have to look at it and come to a reasonable understanding as to what we need to implement”.

The Prime Minster noted that reaching an agreement is important in ensuring continuity of policy measures when administrations change.

Prime Minister Holness pointed out that the entire country benefits from the agreement on a strategy that effectively treats with crime and violence.