The Senate this afternoon approved a bill which proposes to establish the Jamaican National Service Corps.

The bill proposes a military-based programme for unattached youth.

Government Senator, Ransford Braham, today supported the bill. He says the Service Corps is likely to engender pride in its members.

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The National Service Corps will form a third category of the Jamaica Defense Force, joining the regular force and the reserves.

It’s expected to recruit approximately one-thousand young people between 18 and 23 years old each year

Another Government Senator, Kerensia Morrison, also praised the proposed establishment of the National Service Corps.

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The bill was piloted in the Lower House a few weeks ago by Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

Meanwhile, Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate, Mark Golding, says in principle the Opposition supports plans to establish a National Service Corps.

However, he criticized what he said is the lack of clarity in the bill.

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