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Business community must help fight crime in Jamaica

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2007 | 8:08 PM

Chairman of the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), John Lynch is calling for the country’s business community to play a greater role in helping the government to fight crime.

Noting the negative impact of the problem on the business and tourism sectors, Mr. Lynch says the business community must pressure the government to treat crime as a priority.

Mr. Lynch was speaking at the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica’s (PSOJ) Job Creation awards function today.

Mr. Lynch also appealed to the National Security Minister, Derrick Smith and the new Commissioner of Police, Hardley Lewin to quickly put in place measures to deal with the escalating crime levels.

Chris Zacca, President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica, said the PSOJ would be reviewing some key areas in an attempt to help address the crime situation.