The nation is on the cusp of a new national consensus on crime.

That’s according to one of the members of the Working Group on the National Consensus for Crime.

Keith Duncan who is the President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica, PSOJ, was speaking on Nationwide this morning with Kalilah Reynolds and Danielle Archer.

Efforts to develop a national consensus on crime started almost two years ago with the Prime Minister, the Opposition Leader and some 20 stakeholder groups.

Mr. Duncan says they’ve agreed on some principles to include in the consensus.

Mr. Duncan says there’s also a consensus on social intervention in Jamaica.

Another member of the working group is Gender and Development Advocate, Judith Wedderburn.

She says the working group has come to an agreement on the issue of corruption.

Judith Wedderburn, Gender and Development Advocate.

The two members say they’ve agreed on timelines around strengthening these legislation.

Mr. Duncan says they’re expecting a sign off on the national consensus within the next two weeks by the Prime Minister and the Opposition Leader.

Keith Duncan, President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica and a member of the Working Group on the National Consensus for Crime.