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Private sector crime summit put off

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 9:51 AM

A summit the private sector said it would use to get a binding bipartisan plan for dealing with crime in Jamaica has been put off.

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) had planned to hold the Public Order and Safety Summit on Thursday.

But in a release yesterday, it announced it was putting off the event indefinitely because the timing is inconvenient.

It says the timing of the summit conflicts with the urgent preparations of the critical amendments to legislation related to the security environment.  

The PSOJ says the critical stakeholders for National Security have indicated the need to refine preparations and to be assured of the availability of human resources to carry out the agreed outcomes of the summit.

It says as a result, many of the individuals essential to the success of the summit will not be able to adequately contribute to the participatory nature of the two-day event.

It also notes that the national budget process will begin this week.