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Westmoreland JPs urged to join fight against crime

Tuesday, May 20, 2014    

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GOVERNOR General Sir Patrick Allen has challenged justices of the peace in the parish of Westmoreland to join the national fight against crime.

The governor general said the time has come for all JPs and other well-thinking Jamaicans to let their voices be heard, and their presence felt in clamping down on criminality.

Addressing a meeting of JPs at the Sean Lavrey Faith Hall in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland last Thursday, he said "as Jamaicans we all have a dream to live and enjoy a good quality of life... and take Jamaica back from the hands of criminals; as justices of the peace you all have a role to play".

He encouraged the JPs to be proactive in their approach to leadership, and to engage the youths in their respective communities.

Sir Patrick also urged the parish's 427 JPs to join his 'I Believe Initiative', and to take the programme's message into their communities.

He said the 'I Believe Initiative' has been gaining traction among the youth, and that the support of JPs would be a further boost.

The meeting between the governor general and the JPs was convened by the parish's Lay Magistrate Association, led by President Colin Hitchman.on High School.

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