Yes to the acting commish who knows about youth!

Monday, January 09, 2017

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Dear Editor,

On behalf of the children and youth of Jamaica, Hear The Children’s Cry would like to offer very sincere congratulations to Novelette Grant on her new position as acting head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

We endorse her appointment and we are in support of her being confirmed as commissioner after her 90-day period of acting in the post.

Hear The Children’s Cry has had a very good and productive relationship with the JCF in general and with Acting Commissioner Grant in particular. We have found consensus and cooperation with her on the issues, concerns and challenges of missing and abducted children. For instance, she was a valued presenter at last year’s ‘Investigative & Preventive Response to Missing Children: And Interactive Workshop for Law Enforcement’, a workshop co-hosted by Hear The Children’s Cry in Kingston. Indeed, we have found her to be a real committed friend of the children and youth of Jamaica, and we know her heart is for the young people of this country.

Even more important, we know that Novelette Grant is widely familiar with the problems affecting youth in Jamaica, especially unattached youth. This can only augur well for her effectiveness as commissioner, because we know that one of the major challenges with crime here is with our young people getting involved with criminality.

Betty Ann Blaine


Hear The Children’s Cry




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