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PSOJ comes out in support of government's anti-crime initiatives

Published:Tuesday | July 11, 2017 | 1:25 PM
PSOJ President Paul Scott

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has come out in support of the government's anti-crime initiatives, including the introduction of legislation that establishes special zones of operation aimed at curtailing the country's spiralling crime rate.

In a release this morning, PSOJ President Paul Scott said crime is the main impediment to the growth and development of the country and everything must be done to address the crime scourge.

The PSOJ says it agrees with fellow businessman and government senator, Don Wehby, that the issue of crime should not be politicised.

The group of powerful business leaders says it is heartened that despite the constructive criticisms, there is general agreement that the introduction of anti-crime laws by the government is necessary.

The PSOJ says it is also in agreement with Prime Minister Andrew Holness that the special zones of operation must be executed in a manner that protects the rights of citizens and must be supported by sustainable solutions.