Enhanced security measures very effective

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

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Dear Editor,

The enhanced security measures initiated by the Andrew Holness-led Administration, which encompass the zones of special operations (ZOSO) and the states of public emergency (SOE), have seen a slump in murders throughout the breadth of our island, Jamaica.

Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang is doing a remarkable job in stemming the perpetual slide of crime we have come to accept as the norm in recent years. We are all very thankful for his creativity and his patriotism.

ZOSOs in conjunction with SOEs are tearing off the necks of the criminals this year. We are all proud of the tremendous difference these measures have created for the common man who just want to see criminality on the back burner.

The enhanced security measures have actually enhanced our lifestyles by reducing fear amongst the populace and has embarked on an upward trajectory trial towards increased mobility for our entire citizenry. This will subsequently propel economic growth and eventually we will have prosperity.

I must directly commend Dr Chang for his forthrightness in the very difficult portfolio. This is the first time I have ever witnessed a genuine reduction in crime from in the 1970s without the plunder and murder of innocent citizens along with only a few criminal elements, as seen in the Tivoli war in 2010.

I think Dr Chang should be shortlisted for some award on Heroes Day this month for his more than commendable service to the people of Jamaica. You don't have to be a Jamaica Labour Party supporter to see the truth.

Paris Taylor

Greater Portmore, St Catherine


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