Former Prime Minister of Jamaica P.J. Patterson has suggested that a National Security Commission be established by the current administration in an effort to fight crime and violence.

Patterson made the suggestion late Saturday – as he addressed members of the Lay Magistrates Association of Jamaica at a banquet in the business district of New Kingston.

Patterson, who served as prime minister from 1993-2006, said that the creation of a such a commission would help bridge the partisan divide.

He said the model used for the Electoral Advisory Commission (EAC) , is one that “must be the kernel in the fight to combat excessive crime and wanton violence, which not just today but during the life of past administrations.



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