‘NO U-Turn On UK Prison Deal’ – Montague

National Security Minister, Robert Montague, says his meeting this week with officials of the United Kingdom is not an indication that the JLP-administration is making a U-turn from its resistance to the prison deal when it was in opposition.

Minister Montague says the meeting was routine following the swearing-in of the new administration.

Minister Montague says he’s exploring the use of technology to improve the operation of penal facilities in Jamaica.

AND .. Minister Montague says he has no intentions of disbanding the ‘Unite for Change’ programme initiated by his predecessor, Peter Bunting.

There’ve been calls in the print media this week for the new Security Minister not to abandon the programme, which uses social engineering to help fight crime.

Minister Montague says the Police will shortly be rolling out what he believes to be an improved crime strategy.

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