No knee jerk reaction to crime says Jamaican Security Minister

first_imgJamaican security minister Robert Montague says gangs in the country are under pressure With Jamaica’s murder rate racing close to 700 since the start of the year that country’s National Security Minister, Robert Montague says the Government’s response to crime will be based on facts and firm intelligence.Speaking at the United District Constables Association (UDCA) 37th Anniversary Church Service, held at the Portmore New Testament Church of God on June 18, Montague said there would be no knee-jerk reaction to the out of control crime rate.“It will not be a knee jerk response. It will be deliberate, studied and targeted. The illegal gun and gunmen are our targets,” he said.Montague described the causes of the  recent surge in incidents of crime as the twin problem of a proliferation of guns and a lack of information from the citizenry.“The number one twin problem that drives crime is the illegal gun and lack of information,” he said, “This government will not be engaging in any knee-jerk reactions. We urge all Jamaica to remain calm and understand that the government has laid a firm foundation with the five-pillar crime reduction strategy.”The said the five pillars are Effective Policing, Swift and Sure Justice Processes, Situational Prevention, Crime Prevention through Social Development and Rehabilitation and Redemption.last_img read more

Ever wonder how Farmington streets are named?

first_imgThe only street in Farmington’s proposed Liberty Hill housing development on 10 Mile Road will probably not be called “Liberty Street.”A resident at Monday’s Planning Commission public hearing asked about the street naming, because Farmington already has a Liberty Street. In fact, City Hall is located at 23600 Liberty Street.Economic and Community Development Director Kevin Christiansen said developers put together names for private streets.“If it’s public, in many instances there’s an element of connectivity…it may be named the same as a connecting road,” he said. “With this road, we’ll take a look at what the developer proposes. If it’s something that makes sense for the city, the city would move forward with that.”City officials expect the Liberty Hill street to be a public street, but the final determination will be part of the Planned Unit Development agreement. Planning commissioners recommended the proposal, which now moves on for city council review. Reported by admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Exclusive – Away form key to Redknapp’s future, admits Cureton

first_imgDagenham and Redbridge striker Jamie Cureton believes Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp must begin to steer the Hoops to away victories if he is to reduce the speculation surrounding his position as manager.The west Londoners have lost all ten away Premier League fixtures so far this season, including Saturday’s 2-1 defeat against Burnley at Turf Moor, and the 39-year-old insists things have to improve under the former Portsmouth and Tottenham chief.“It’s been disappointing, they’ve had little glimpses here and there but on the whole it’s been fairly poor, especially on the weekend against Burnley,” Cureton told talkSPORT.“Home form is obviously key, but somewhere along the line you’ve got to start picking up points away from home and winning matches.“They’ve not done that and that then puts more pressure on your home games and if you’re not winning them then you start sliding down the table.”And the former QPR man believes the lack of transfer activity at Loftus Road during the transfer window could be an indication towards Redknapp’s future at the Hoops.“You would expect QPR to try and add to their squad and try to improve, but they haven’t at the moment,” he added.“Whether that means they’re looking to change and they don’t want to give Harry the money I’m not sure.“He’s done as well as he can, he got them promoted and it’s a difficult league, but you need to spend to stay in it.”last_img read more