The Jamaica Civil Society Coalition (JCSC) has raised concerns with the Portia Simpson Miller administration on several issues of national importance.
The concerns centre around the country's economic future, the recent spate of violent crimes and the stalled Partnership For Transformation (PFT) talks.
In an open letter to Simpson Miller, published in The Gleaner yesterday, the JCSC said the physical security of "our people is a matter that continues to need urgent attention".
"We urge the Government to follow through on appropriate and effective measures to sustain the gains which were made in reducing the incidence of crimes," the coalition stated.
On the economic front, the JCSC said the country needed a clear understanding of what is in store.
"Sustainable development, economic growth with equity and the creation of jobs, especially in the context of the proposed IMF agreement, are critical issues," the group said.
Pointing to Simpson Miller's stated commitment to ensure a vibrant partnership with all stakeholders, the coalition said the failure to resume the PFT talks was not consistent with this undertaking.