Sunday 23 February, 2020

Police to investigate anti-Semitic graffiti in Montego Bay

Dr Horace Chang

Dr Horace Chang

National Security Minister, Dr Horace Chang, has asked the police to investigate recent incidents of persons placing graffiti with anti-Semitic messages in and around the city of Montego Bay.

The Minister has condemned the actions of those involved.

“I reject strongly this type of behaviour and have asked the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch (C-Toc) to investigate and identify the perpetrators and analyse for any real risk”, Chang said in a statement on Wednesday.

“This action exemplifies the fact that a few persons in the country continue to betray the accepted morals and values of society. Jamaica is known for its inclusiveness and seeks to welcome cultural diversity as outlined in Bob Marley’s song ‘One Love’ and exemplified by our motto ‘Out of Many One people’."

He is imploring all Jamaicans to embrace inclusiveness and join in condemning acts of anti-Semitism and to LIV GUD (a campaign aimed at promoting peace).

“It is important that as a nation there is a reclaiming of values and norms that ensure the safety of our citizens and visitors,” Chang added.

He has sought to reassure the public that “there are continued efforts from the Ministry, both at the policy and operational side in providing for the tenets of public order, security and safety”.

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