A national stakeholder meeting to work out a consensus on how crime is to be tackled is to be held on Thursday following months of calls by the Parliamentary Opposition.
The Opposition in July went ahead with its own stakeholder meeting after failing to get the government's agreement on a date.
Opposition Leader Dr. Peter Phillips and Prime Minister Andrew Holness recently held talks on the issue.
On Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Holness told the House of Representatives that significant progress was made in those talks in seeking to "create a uncontested (sic) political space in which there can be a national consensus on the crime fighting plan for Jamaica."
Dr. Phillips said he was pleased with this development.
He said he hoped a consensus, similar to what has been reached in relation to Jamaica's debt, can be agreed through the stakeholder meeting.