Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of National Security, Mathew Samuda, says it’s time to have proper discussions about making Jamaica’s sex offenders registry public.
The Minister was speaking this morning on Nationwide’s Front Page.
The discussion follows recent statements from Chief Executive Officer of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency, Rosalee Gage-Gray, that she would not be averse to having the registry, open to public scrutiny.
This call was supported by Attorney General Marlene Malahoo- Forte, who argues that the restriction on who can access the registry may defeat its purpose.
Minister Samuda says he himself has no issue with people knowing threats in there area.
He also says while the current protocols around the registry are not unwarranted he does believe there’s room for improvement.
Mathew Samuda, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of National Security.