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Bunting renews call for high-level crime summit

Published:Sunday | September 25, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Peter Bunting

Opposition spokesman on national security, Peter Bunting, is renewing calls for a high-level stakeholder summit on the country’s escalating crime situation.

Such a summit, Buntings says, should be chaired by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, with support from the relevant ministries that will give support to the implementation of social intervention strategies.

Police statistics show that Jamaica has recorded close to 900 murders this year with three months still remaining.

According to the statistics, 192 of those murders were recorded in St James alone.

Speaking to the Gleaner-Power106 news centre yesterday, Bunting suggested that the summit should also include private sector leaders, civil society groups and the leadership of the Economic Growth Council.