The Government is proceeding with plans to implement legislation for enhanced security measures in the wake of the recent discontinuation of States of Emergency.

On Friday March 1st, Prime Minister Andrew Holness chaired the monthly sitting of the National Security Council which discussed the proposed law.

According to RJR News, the Prime Minister, while noting that the overall crime rate is lower than the same period in 2018, expressed concern regarding the number of murders and shootings.

A news release from the Office of the Prime Minister on Monday said Mr. Holness proposed a new legislative framework, giving intermediate and specific powers to the security forces under the Enhanced Security Measures law.

The law is being designed to give the police and military the necessary tools to disrupt criminal networks, reduce violence and increase public order.

The main elements of the framework for the draft Enhanced Security Measures legislation were agreed.

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