Committee to advise on national security matters
A committee comprising private-sector individuals is to be established by the Ministry of National Security to provide advice on matters related to national security.
"We intend to not just speak about partnerships; we will demonstrate it in our policymaking process. I have met with a number of private-sector persons who have given their support. There are also some from the diaspora," said state minister in the ministry, Senator Pearnel Charles Jr.
He noted that correctional services issues, among others, are some of the areas the committee is expected to provide technical assistance.
Mr Charles was speaking to JIS News at the LASCO Police officer of the Year 2016-2017 award ceremony held at The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston recently. In his address, the minister expressed gratitude to the force for its work and lauded the LASCO Group for its recognition of the hard-working men and women.