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JLP's G2K calls PNP Patriots irresponsible for seeking Montague's resignation

Published:Monday | January 23, 2017 | 4:03 PM

The young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party Generation 2000 (G2K) has labelled the PNP Patriots as irresponsible for calling on National Security Minister Robert Montague to resign.

Chairman of the Patriots Javette Nixon had said Jamaicans are crying out for Montague's sacking to stem the unprecedented permeation of mayhem and anarchy across the Jamaican society.

Nixon also labelled the security minister as an existential threat to national security.

However, G2K president Stephen Edwards says the Patriots' critcisms brought nothing constructive to the table.

He adds that policing cannot reduce crime in a meaningful way but should be coupled with social intervention strategies.

The G2K says it is currently formulating a ‘Partnership for Peace Proposal’ that seeks to mitigate antisocial behavior at the community level and takes a holistic approach to reducing crime.

The group says it is researching areas such as crime prevention through environmental design, early childhood conflict resolution coaching and family strengthening initiatives.