Thu | Jun 29, 2017

Tackling the crime monster a must

Published:Thursday | June 15, 2017 | 6:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I don't believe the present government, or any government, for that matter, is very serious and committed to tackling Jamaica's number one problem crime.

When you go to the airport to leave Jamaica, you will be thoroughly searched likewise, when you are coming back into the island.

So then, many times we have heard that, illegal guns are coming into the country; and, it seems to be true. If so be the case, the powers that be should make it their point of duty, that no illegal guns enter the shores of Jamaica.

We have also heard, many times, that, crime is big business in Jamaica and the powers that be, seem to be taking this very lightly.

Jamaican people are not idiots: we have been asking this question for years now, and we are not getting any answer: Where are so many illegal guns and ammunition coming from and who are handing them out to wrong doers?

For a long time we have been asking that government install surveillance cameras around the places. Where are they? The country should have been bombarded with alert cameras.

I don't believe the government is dead serious about our crime problem.

Donald J. McKoy.

donaldmckoy2010@Hotmail.com