OPPOSITION Leader Dr Peter Phillips on Sunday chided Prime Minister Andrew Holness for suggesting that the country's crime problem has evolved beyond the capacity to contain it.
The prime minister said that many of the crimes in Jamaica are being fuelled by these external forces, creating a need for more investment, over time, to build out the security architecture.
And if the prime minister thinks it is, that is probably why they have prepared no security plan that the country can line up behind for the whole four years that they have been in office,” Dr Phillips said.
Dr Phillips applauded the stakeholder group that met with both himself and Prime Minister Holness last week on the issue of crime.
In every single area of national life that is in crisis — whether it be crime, whether it be the absence of economic growth, whether it is poor governance — the JLP Government has failed and failed miserably, and the people of Jamaica need to understand that we represent the answer,” Dr Phillips concluded.