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Declare state of emergency islandwide

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM


The state of emergency declared by Andrew Holness on Thursday should have come on stream a long time ago. Will this stop the murder spree? No.

I think a state of emergency needs to be announced across the entire island. I understand that there aren't sufficient law-enforcement officers, but soldiers surely can be given special powers to deal with the gunmen.

Something has to be done about the number of guns in the island and the scores or hundreds more that continue to arrive at our ports and other areas.