Chief Executive Officer of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce, JCC, Larry Watson, is calling for enhancements to the Jamaica Eye surveillance programme, as one way to deter some of the more brazen crimes such as the robbery of vehicle couriers transporting large sums of cash.
The Beryllium security company has been hard hit in the last three weeks.
Heavily armed thugs attacked two of their courier vehicles in two separate incidents, killing one guard, injuring four others and making off with at least $30 million in cash.
The latest incident, which occurred in Portmore, St. Catherine on Sunday morning, caused severe disruption to the availability of services at several banks on Monday.
Mr. Watson says the disruption underscores the need for businesses to facilitate more digital transactions with their clients and customers.
And following the recent admission by Director of Operations at the Guardsman Group, Lieutenant Commander George Overton, that their guards are ‘reasonably trained’, Mr. Watson is calling for a review of the training programme for courier personnel.
Beryllium is part of the Guardsman Group.
Larry Watson, CEO of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce.