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Opposition Senator calls for a Select Committee on crime

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 12:11 PMJerome Reynolds
Brown argued that murders have overwhelmed the country leaving many Jamaicans to live in fear.

Opposition Senator Lambert Brown is calling for the Senate to set up a Select Committee on crime.

Brown made the call in a private members motion moved in the Upper House this morning.

He said the committee would hear suggestions from the public on crime-fighting strategies that can be pursued by the government.

The opposition senator also wants the Government to present a comprehensive crime plan to the country.

Brown argued that murders have overwhelmed the country leaving many Jamaicans to live in fear.

 

Opposition Senator Lambert Brown

The country has recorded more than 1,000 murders, representing a 25 per cent increase.