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Bunting disappointed Montague yet to unveil 'tangible' anti-crime measures

Published:Thursday | July 7, 2016 | 5:44 PM
Peter Bunting ... it is too early to call for Robert Montague to step down as National Security MInister.

Opposition spokesman on National Security Peter Bunting says despite the worrying increase in murders, particularly in western Jamaica, he would not call for his counterpart Robert Montague to be sacked at this time.

At a press conference at the People’s National Party headquarters on Old Hope Road, St Andrew, today, Bunting said he believed it was too early to make such a call.

However, Bunting told journalists he was disappointed that after four months in office the national security minister had not unveiled more tangible anti-crime crime solutions.

IN PHOTO: National Security Minister Robert Montague

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Montague told Jamaicans on Wednesday that over the next three years, the Government intended to put billions of dollars into the national security apparatus to more effectively tackle crime.

Today, Bunting questioned how much additional resources the government will put into national security over the original budgeted.

He also wants Montague to tell the country the source from which the additional financing would come:


Opposition spokesman on national security Peter Bunting

The opposition spokesman said by now, the minister should have been properly briefed and has a grasp on what is required to respond to the situation facing the country.