Sunday 26 January, 2020

Chang reiterates Government’s commitment to crime fight

Dr Horace Chang (file photo)

Dr Horace Chang (file photo)

National Security Minister, Dr Horace Chang, has said that although it is an uphill battle, the Government will not relent in its fight against crime.

“The crime situation has been one of concern. We are working hard at bringing it under control. It is not an easy task, because we have allowed all aspects of the pathology of crime to deteriorate rapidly,” he argued.

Chang said among the Ministry of Security's strategies to tame the crime monster is improving the working conditions of members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

He was speaking at the press launch for the $1.5 billion Dream 36 housing development in Ironshore, at RIU Montego Bay, St James last week.

Chief Executive Officer for Dream Developers, Manoj Ramchandani, in providing a project overview, said the venture will rival first-class housing developments around the world at competitive rates.

The development involves six two-bedroom and 24 one-bedroom apartments, and six three-bedroom penthouses; a movie theatre; a roof top Jacuzzi; bar/coffee lounge; and parking for homeowners and guests.

Ramchandani advised that the project is slated for completion in December 2020.

Chang lauded the developers of the Dream 36 housing project in Ironshore for helping to drive development in Montego Bay.

“What this tells you is that there are high-quality, bright Jamaicans in Montego Bay laying the foundation for strong future development for the city, and this event signals that,” said the security minister, who is also Member of Parliament for North West St James.

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