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PM Declares SOE In St Andrew South Police Division

Prime Minister Andrew Holness today announced that a state of emergency has been declared in the police division of St Andrew South.

Holness said he advised the Governor General on the recommendation given to him by the heads of the security forces.

"In St Andrew South the main cause of death is caused by gangs," Holness said this morning with Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson and the Chief of Defence Staff Lieutenant General Rocky Meade standing by his side.

Government to boost monitoring of communication by criminals

The Jamaican Government is moving to boost the capacity of  the security forces to monitor communication by criminals.

The was revealed by National Security Minister Dr. Horace Chang at a news conference on Sunday, hen he outlined legislative measures to be pursued to enhance the government's crime fighting capacity.  

He noted that review of  the anti-gang legislation is near completion, with important amendments being examined, but asserted that the government will not only be relying on that law to suppress gang activities.