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Holness: Expect diversion of gov't funds to aid crime fight

Published:Friday | June 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is urging Jamaicans to accept that less money will ultimately be spent in some areas, as funds are thrown at the massive crime problem now facing the nation.

Holness was delivering the keynote address to delegates at yesterday’s opening of the two-day Multilateral Summit on Crime at the Pegasus Hotel in Kingston.

Approximately 640 people have been murdered in Jamaica since the start of the year and Holness is of the view that striking the right balance is critical to help push the anti-gang, anti-crime strategy.


Prime Minister Andrew Holness

However, Holness says he believes Jamaicans now understand the challenges and it should be easier to convince them of the need to reallocate funds.