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Commish HQ relocation aborted?

Published:Tuesday | May 3, 2016 | 5:03 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Sometime ago, the previous People's National Party administration announced that the Office of the Police Commissioner, at 101-103 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6, would be relocated to make way for the construction of affordable housing solutions for young professionals.

To date, nothing has been done. However, construction of new office blocks, etc., are on in earnest.

The present headquarters of the commissioner also provide storage facility for motor vehicles that are the subject of criminal investigations, as well as storage of new motor vehicles for the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

Has the relocation plan been aborted? A former US ambassador to Jamaica remarked that we always applaud the announcements.

I believe that the plan to relocate the police commissioner's office was a good one, and that the Government should acquire the former Jamaica Public Service Company building on Orange Street, which consists of 2.09 acres, to construct the new headquarters.

Relocation to the inner cities of downtown Kingston would drastically reduce crime. With the re development of downtown Kingston, I believe that this would be a step in the right direction.

Our young people are our country's most important asset and our thoughts and actions should confirm this.

JOSEPH M. CORNWALL

(Sr)

Managing Director/CEO

House of Tranquillity