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JAMAICA | PNP Oppose States of Emergency as Crime Plan for the next seven years

KINGSTON, Jamaica July 16, 2019 - Despite continued demands from the parliamentary opposition for a workable crime plan to tackle the mounting number of murders that continue to plague the island, prime minister Andrew Holness is maintaining that a state of emergency was the best tool at this time for achieving meaningful reductions in murders.

Opposition Wants Urgent Meeting with Police Commissioner Regarding Crime Situation

KINGSTON, Jamaica. May 27, 2019 -  The People's National Party’s (PNP) Shadow Minister of National Security, Mr Fitz Jackson, says urgent and effective steps must be taken immediately to stem the deteriorating law and order situation, which is threatening peaceful existence in several communities and causing fear and panic among a wide cross-section of Jamaicans in every parish.

JAMAICA | PNP Leader opposes mass detention approach to crime fighting

MONTEGO BAY, April 30, 2019 - Against the background of today's announcement of states of emergency (SOE) to be reimposed in St. James, Hanover and Westmoreland due to an upsurge in murders, the Peoples National Party (PNP) remains firmly opposed to its reintroduction primarily due to the SOE’s dependence on mass detention of young men as the basis of its crime suppression strategy.
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