Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the police are working assiduously to reduce the number of murders this year.

Speaking yesterday at the National Prayer Service, Prime Minister Holness said the security forces are under tremendous pressure.

But he noted that they have done well.

Prime Minister Holness says the government has invested over 40 billion dollars to improve national security.

He elaborated that the new equipment will aid in combating crime:

Prime Minister Andrew Holness.