Justice Minister Delroy Chuck says the Zones of Special Operation was a forerunner for the State of Emergency in St. James.

He says the Zones of Special Operations in both Denham Town, West Kingston and Mount Salem, St. James, have proven successful in how the security forces adhere to human rights policies.

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But Minister Chuck says the slow pace of getting social intervention resources inside these communities has been a weakness. He says that’s why more zones haven’t been declared

And Minister Chuck has responded to those calling for a bi-partisan approach to fighting crime.

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Several stakeholders, including the President of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica, Howard Mitchell have demanded that the Government and the Opposition collaborate on a crime plan.

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