25 Feb PNP to host islandwide consultations
The People’s National Party will commence a series of island-wide consultations on critical issues affecting the Jamaican people. These consultations are designed to create a forum for residents to share their ideas and recommendations for solving some of the problems in the country.
The first in this series entitled “Stronger together – Break the silence, break the violence,” took place on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 6pm at the Montego Bay Community College. The speakers included Peter Bunting, Opposition Spokesman on National Security and representatives from the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce, Police Force and the Minister’s Fraternal.
General Secretary, Julian Robinson says “We intend to make concrete recommendations on how we believe the issue of crime and violence can be tackled. While a number of the plans shared by the Government are commendable, we are concerned that the current budgetary allocation to national security is inadequate and some of the proposals such as “preventative detention” are fraught with the risk of abuse and don’t go to the heart of the crime problem”
The Party intends to host other similar fora in parishes across the country.