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JAMAICA

The Jamaica Council of Churches (JCC) has expressed deep concern about the crime situation in the country, and the level of brutality and brazenness to which it has descended. They now call on Prime Minister Andrew Holness to initiate a process to bring together the Government, Opposition, private sector, church and civil society for a “meaningful, non-partisan dialogue and strategic action towards bringing the crime situation under control and to an ‘acceptable’ level.”

In a July 10 statement shared on their Facebook page, the ecumenical organisation observed that governments over the years have not been able to offer a successful and sustainable response to crime. As a result, they said, the situation has only become worse.

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