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Special Cabinet meeting to decide on measures to deal with crime

Published:Tuesday | February 7, 2017 | 2:17 PM
(L-R) Chief of Defense Staff Major General Rocky Meade, Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte and National Security Advisor Major General Antony Anderson speak shortly after today's meeting of the National Security Council.

The National Security Council has reportedly recommended decisive measures to deal with the rising crime affecting Jamaica.

A release from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) says Prime Minister Andrew Holness met with the security council all day Tuesday.

It says the meeting did an assessment of the current trends including crimes against women and children and the emerging practice of circulating videos depicting the commission of crimes.

“After careful deliberation and assessment of options that can be immediately implemented, the National Security Council has made certain recommendations for the consideration and approval of Cabinet,” the release states.

The OPM says a special meeting of Cabinet is scheduled for tomorrow where the recommendations of the National Security Council will be considered for approval.