National Security Minister Dr. Horace Chang says he accepts the US State Department’s assessment that Jamaica is a soft target for terrorist activity.
He says Jamaica must do more to secure its porous borders.
The National Security Minister was responding to an Overseas Security Advisory Council, OSAC, report which says Jamaica has a moderate risk for potential terrorist activity.
However, Dr. Chang noted that Jamaica has a low risk of homegrown terrorism.
The OSAC report also says Jamaica has a moderate risk of political violence, but, Dr. Chang argues this shows the country has improved since the 1980s