Editors' Forum | What is your wish list for Clarendon for 2017?
Dei Rasi Freckleton, founder, Youth For Change
Crime in and of itself is very difficult to be eradicated, but it can be controlled, and so I'd love to see a holistic approach where the entire community and all the stakeholders are brought in, consultative dialogue and a collaborative effort, to work at solving the problem.
Effortville Primary School
I want the authorities to find the unattached youth who have left school and are not doing anything, because those are the ones who get caught up and are used in wrong doings.
SSP Vendolyn Cameron-Powell,
I wish to see the crime rate lowered. We are trending down nicely, and we want other stakeholders to come on board to assist in the process, because it's not just a policing thing. Police, by ourselves, can do so much and no more, so we need the stakeholders to join the chain and come and assist those who are already working to keep the monster of crime and violence as low as possible.
Vinroy Harrison, principal, Central High School
With the intervention of all the stakeholders, I'm expecting to see a reduction for 2017.
Tyrone Lecky, dean of discipline, Central High School
I want Clarendon to be a safe parish where people can conduct business and live harmoniously.
mayor of May Pen
I'd love to see a reduction in the crime. It might not go to zero like August Town, but for this year, I'd love to see it cut in half.
Carla Watt, councillor,
Canaan Heights division
For Clarendon, I'd like to see the crime-prone communities come together and work with the police for a better Clarendon, and Jamaica as a whole. We don't make guns, we don't make shots [bullets], so let's protect the airspace and the seacoast.