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Gleaner Editors' Forum | What does August Town need to be crime free?

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Inspector Keith Steele, August Town Police
Rudolph Brown/Photographer Dr. Diana Thorburn, Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI) director of research
Laura Koch, CAPRI lead researcher
Venesha Phillips, caretaker, Eastern St Andrew:
Fayval Williams, Member of Parliament for Eastern St Andrew
Kenneth Wilson, Sizzla Youth Foundation
Dr Olivine Burke, Mona Social Sciences - University of the West Indies Township
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 Inspector Keith Steele, August Town Police:

August Town needs a change in culture of the people, and persons who offer themselves for offices within the community must also be true to the core.

Dr Diana Thorburn, Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CAPRI) director of research:

August Town needs sustained interventions towards promoting dialogue at all levels and interventions that intercept young men before they become criminals.

Laura Koch, CAPRI lead researcher:

August Town needs consistency and trust from the people in the people.

Venesha Phillips, caretaker, Eastern St Andrew:

August Town needs consistency in social development and strident leadership, but most of all August Town needs balance.

Fayval Williams, Member of Parliament for Eastern St Andrew:

August Town needs - especially young people - significant training initiatives that can put them on a different level in order to make them more employable and, therefore, would have an alternative source of income to better their lives and to open up opportunities for them.

Kenneth Wilson, Sizzla Youth Foundation:

August Town needs cohesive leadership and sustainability of the various interventions.

Dr Olivine Burke, Mona Social Sciences - University of the West Indies Township:

August Town needs sustained social development identifying what worked and continuing on that.