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Social Investment Fund says violence hindering community projects

Published:Thursday | October 20, 2016 | 10:56 PM
JSIF managing director, Omar Sweeney, says one major community project in a Westmoreland community is now on hold because of the recent flare up of violence in the area.

The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) says the flare up of violence in several communities across the island is affecting its work to improve these areas.

JSIF facilitates social development of residents through community-based interventions and infrastructural projects.

JSIF managing director, Omar Sweeney, says one major community project in a Westmoreland community is now on hold because of the recent flare up of violence in the area.

 

Sweeney says JSIF is experiencing challenges in both urban and rural communities.

However, he adds that work in western Jamaica, especially, has been proving difficult in recent times.

Sweeney is urging members of these communities troubled by violence to cooperate with the police so they can reap the benefits of its programmes.

 

Managing director of JSIF, Omar Sweeney