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Montague heads to Westmoreland for town hall meeting, businessman highlights crime situation

Published:Monday | March 21, 2016 | 10:42 AM

Sugarcane farmer, Marvin Salabi, says the crime situation in the parish is serious and deserves immediate attention.

He told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre that the new security measures should include increasing the number of police and military personnel in the parish.


Sugar cane farmer, Marvin Salabi speaking with The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre last night

Meanwhile, the 70-year-old businessman says the authorities need to find ways to curb alleged breaches of the law by motorcyclists.

The police have reported problems with motorcyclists who they say are operating as taxis in the parish.

There has also been an increasing number of motorcyclist-related crashes and fatalities in Westmoreland.

The national security minister, Robert Montague is also going to a parish that has been hit hard by gang-related violence and the deadly lotto scamming racket.

Montague will host the town hall at the Sean Lavery Faith Hall on Lewis Street in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland starting at 5:30 this afternoon.

Minister of State in the Ministry, Pearnel Charles Jnr, Permanent Secretary Major General Stewart Saunders, and Commissioner of Police, Dr Carl Williams will also participate.

Montague says he believes partnerships with community stakeholders are critical in the fight against crime.