A former President of the Clarendon Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Winston Dawes, says Jamaica’s crime problem will worsen as criminals are reportedly receiving military-type training at gun clubs overseas.

He was reacting to calls for a State of Public Emergency to be declared in the parish.

Those calls were renewed after Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced on Sunday that a State of Public Emergency is in effect in the St Andrew South Police Division.

Dr Dawes says local crime patterns are evolving.

Dr Winston Dawes, a former President of the Clarendon Chamber of Commerce, speaking last evening on Nationwide @ 5.