Minister without portfolio in the National Security Ministry, Senator Matthew Samuda, is urging more Jamaicans to be quiet informers in helping the Government and the nation’s security forces to break the back of crime and violence across the country.

Minister Samuda was addressing a JLP divisional meeting recently in the Braeton Division of the South St. Catherine constituency.

He told JLP supporters that the issue of crime has no political colour but they too have an important part to play in the process of ensuring that lawbreakers face the justice system.

Minister Samuda told his audience that he understands that passing on information about lawbreakers at the community level has its challenges.

But he noted that there are credible and confidential mechanisms in place to receive information from community members who are fed up of crime and violence plaguing their community.

Samuda says the Government has made progress in several sectors but a lot of work is left to be done.

Senator Matthew Samuda, Minister without portfolio in the National Security Ministry.