PM Urges Bi-Partisan Commitment to Upcoming Anti-Crime Legislation

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness is urging the Parliament not to resist upcoming legislation to fight crime.

Mr. Holness was addressing the House of Representatives Wednesday evening during his call for the extension of the Zones of Special Operations in Mount Salem, St. James and Denham Town in Kingston. He says the legislation to tackle the problem will lose its effectiveness if it is resisted by the Opposition.

Prime Minister Holness argues that legislation coming to tackle crime will be compromised if the opposition doesn’t support them.

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He says if both sides of the political divide will lose if crime isn’t addressed effectively.

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The Prime Minister also outlined a few of the legislative measures that will be coming to the House in short order.

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Meanwhile, Mr. Holness, while conceding the Zones of Special Operations and States of Emergency aren’t long term strategies, says it’s not in the best interest of the country for the security measures to be dissected in Parliament.

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