PM Holness pledges to protect Homeless Community

Prime Minister Andrew Holness pledges to provide greater protection for the Homeless Community.

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PM Holness pledges to protect Homeless Community
PM Holness pledges to protect Homeless Community

Jamaica: Prime Minister Andrew Holness pledges to provide greater protection for the Homeless Community.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness stated that “We will spare no effort in investigating the heinous and barbaric murders of these men who are among our society’s most vulnerable.”

PM Andrew Holness says the killing of four homeless men and the severe wounding of two others represent a new kind of savagery especially given what appears to be the serial nature of the attacks, which call for a new kind of policing.

The Prime Minister says he was horrified by the news of the murders, adding that crime and violence continue to apply pressure, using all available resources to flush out violent criminals. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Holness says the plight of Jamaica’s homeless population has been brought into sharp focus again.

‘We have been working on Jamaica’s homeless population again, particularly Downtown Kingston, where we recently established drop-in centers. Now we must redouble our efforts to guarantee that this vulnerable group is properly provided for and that there are more clean, safe, and accessible places for them. Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the matter was discussed at length during yesterday’s (January 25, 2021) meeting of the cabinet.

In particular, he says the matter was discussed with the Minister with responsibility for local government Desmond Mckenzie and mayor Delroy Williams. They are currently exploring further ways of providing service and protection both immediate and long term for the homeless population.

Even the Jamaica Gazzette supplement also stated that The Minister responsible for disaster preparedness and emergency management had given written notice to the Prime Minister of Jamaica appears to the threatened with or affected by the SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus COVID-19) and that measures apart from or in addition to those specifically provided for the Disaster Risk Management Act should be taken promptly. And whereas on March 13, 2020, the PM by order declared Jamaica’s whole to be a Disaster area.

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