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PSOJ unimpressed with government's response to crime

 
The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) is unconvinced the government is approaching Jamaica's crime and security issues with the seriousness it should.
 
For months, the government has insisted it has a crime plan and has established two zones of special security operations and declared a state of emergency in St. James and St. Catherine North.
 
However, PSOJ President Howard Mitchell is still dissatisfied. "I don't think that we are moving with the kind of serious intent as a country to deal with the problem of citizen security and public order that we at the PSOJ would like to see," he said, making another call for a resumption of the Vale Royal Talks. 
 
Last year, the PSOJ joined with other private sector groups to host a crime summit, where they had intended to get the government and opposition to agree to a solid plan for tackling crime.
 
However, the summit was cancelled with the government instead promising to tackle the issue during the revived Vale Royal Talks.
 
Mr. Mitchell says while the PSOJ has been promised an invitation to the talks, it is yet to receive one.
 


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