JIS:The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is partnering with the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to ensure that students in sections of western Kingston can attend school safely.

 

In recent weeks, some communities in western Kingston have been affected by violence.

 

Portfolio Minister, Senator the Hon Ruel Reid, told JIS News yesterday (September 6) that the JCF is providing additional patrols on the roads in those areas to ensure safety and security for the children and residents.

 

“The police (have) said that students are to attend schools, (so) they are going to have additional patrols in the area. The police are going to move also to ensure that students should be off the streets by 9 p.m.,” he said.

 

In the meantime, he said the Government is going to be mobilising resources to bring the situation under control in the “shortest possible time”.

 

“My team from the Ministry has been monitoring the situation and I just want to say we abhor that level of violence that is occurring in that part of Kingston,” the Minister said.

 

Mr. Reid said the Government is saddened by the deaths that have occurred.