Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he will early next year formally launch a commission to study the rising incidents of crime and violence in Jamaica.

Prime Minister Holness was speaking at a town hall meeting held at the Howard University College of Medicine in Washington DC on November 26.

According to the Jamaica Observer, he said the commission will be mandated to make recommendations to the Government as to what can be done to ensure that Jamaica is a more caring and loving society, adding that the crime situation is one that the Government “takes very seriously.”

The Prime Minister pointed out that the Administration has invested significantly in providing the security forces with the necessary resources to do their jobs and added that the Government is undertaking a number of other measures to improve security, including the full mobilization of the security forces in communities where crimes are being committed.

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