Local Crime Situation Will Worsen, Clarendon Business Man Argues

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A former President of the Clarendon Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Winston Dawes, says Jamaica’s crime problem will worsen as criminals are reportedly receiving military-type training at gun clubs overseas.

He was reacting to calls for a State of Public Emergency to be declared in the parish.

Those calls were renewed after Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced on Sunday that a State of Public Emergency is in effect in the St Andrew South Police Division.

Dr Dawes says local crime patterns are evolving.

Dr Winston Dawes, a former President of the Clarendon Chamber of Commerce, speaking last evening on Nationwide @ 5.


Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.


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