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Charles urges spreading of good news

Published:Monday | January 9, 2017 | 12:12 AM

Pearnel Charles Jr, state minister for national security, is calling for more good news to be reported on what is happening in local communities so as to lift the confidence and esteem of community members.

Speaking during a function last week to celebrate August Town recording no murders for 2016, Charles argued that if community members continue to hear positive news about August Town, it could serve as a motivator for continued peace.

"The first thing we have to do is to believe in ourselves and to have the confidence to overcome [the challenges]. At the ministry, as we agitate for that message to be positive, we are taking the necessary steps to see how we can continue to support communities like August Town," the state minister said.