Kingston,Jamaica, February 1, 2018: Vice President of the People’s National Party, Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says there is nothing in his statement in St. Thomas two days ago that absolves the present Minister of National Security, Mr. Robert Montaque, and indeed the Holness cabinet from the policy failures of the past two years, which have led to an out of control murder rate, widespread fear and a run-down and demotivated Jamaica Constabulary Force.
In a statement today clarifying his comments, Dr. Ferguson said it was this policy failure which led to a comprehensive review at the Shadow Cabinet Retreat two weeks ago.
This failure, he said, was squarely at the feet of the entire Holness administration
The Eastern St. Thomas Member of Parliament says to put the matter beyond the peradventure of doubt, the government must take the lead in the fight against crime, even though all Jamaicans individually and in their various organisations have an important role to play. He said the PNP also accepts it also has a significant role, but emphasizes that the JLP government must take responsibility because of its command of the information and the resources of the state.