Thwaites ‘Strongly Supports’ Gov’t Programmes Geared Towards Unattached Youth

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Central Kingston Member of Parliament, the PNP’s Ronald Thwaites, says despite some concerns, he’s strongly in support of two of the Government’s programmes which are geared towards providing opportunities for unattached youths.

Mr. Thwaites says a focus must be placed on the re-socialization of idlers, some of whom live in areas where states of public emergency are currently in effect.

Mr. Thwaites says the House must urgent debate the root causes of crime and violence.

He says a number of related issues are worthy of rigorous discussion.

Ronald Thwaites, Member of Parliament for Central Kingston and Opposition Spokesman on Education.


Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.


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