Prime Minister Andrew Holness has admitted to weaknesses in the country’s national security infrastructure as he bemoaned the lack of investment over time to build out Jamaica’s security architecture.
Yesterday, at a meeting with stakeholders on crime, Holness said that the public has not yet fully appreciated the dynamic between crime and violence and national security.
The prime minister said that over the years, the country has taken an unsophisticated approach to national security while criminals find new ways to operate.
What Jamaica has not had is a national security plan,” Holness said as he pushed back against the Opposition, which has made several calls for a crime plan.
The prime minister said that the Government has been working on a “Plan Secure Jamaica”, which will equip the police and the military and build out the national intelligence architecture and secure the borders.