THE EDITOR, Sir:
We have come to the start of another year, and while some revel in bad news, we had some successes in 2013. Yes, crime and violence continue to have a stranglehold on us, but the Jamaica constabulary Force must be commended for its efforts.
We know it is hampered by limited financial and technical resources. It is also heartening to see the strides members are making educationally. This can only mean good things for the future of the organisation and the wider society. We have to proceed with caution, however, as this may not necessarily mean we will see a reduction in crime or an improvement in police clear-up rate in the very near future.
We must all take a closer look at our attitudes towards crime and violence. A radical approach is called for and we each have to do all we can to make 2014 a better year.