Prime Minister Holness says legislation will soon be coming to provide a stiffer penalty for murder.

Speaking in the House of Representatives Mr. Holness says he believes this should be set no lower than 30 years.

He also says the enhanced security measures legislation, which will include a criminal watch list, is now being drafted.

He expects the legislation to be before the Parliament early next year.

The Prime Minister says these along with investments already made in national security, are proof positive that the government isn’t relying on SOEs alone.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness.