Luis Alberto Moreno gives Jamaica more solutions to crime

On June 9th, 2008 I wrote this post Jamaica’s solution to crime-lessons from Medellin,Columbia

In the post I talked about the suggestions the Inter-American Development Bank President suggested we do to fight crime. This January the government invited him back  to speak at the Inter-American Forum on Violence and Prevention and Citizen Security. I found this article on the JIS website an decent read.

President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno, has emphasised the importance of community involvement in preventing crime and violence.

Addressing the opening ceremony for the Third Inter-American Forum on Violence and Prevention and Citizen Security, at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston, today (Jan. 19), Mr. Moreno noted that “citizens cannot remain on the sidelines when crime and violence happens in their streets,” and that solutions to the problem of crime and violence require a regional co-ordinated network of policies.

Mr. Moreno noted further that part of the solution also rests in developing the political will to “sever the links between politics and violence, as a result providing Government with expertise, so that they in turn can formulate effective and comprehensive security policies for citizens.”

Citing homicide figures for the Latin American region, which has been rated the second most violent region in the world, with an average of 16.3 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants, and the Caribbean region, with 30 homicides per 100,000 citizens, he noted that violence is one of the main concerns of citizens throughout the Caribbean and Latin-American region.

The IDB President noted that the Government of Jamaica has developed a coherent policy, that attempts to reduce violent crimes and to fight organised crime, and that this could be facilitated through the modernisation of the police service, working to reduce youth violence, the rehabilitation and reintegration of criminal offenders, and safeguarding against human trafficking.Read more on the JIS

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~ by RB on January 26, 2009.

4 Responses to “Luis Alberto Moreno gives Jamaica more solutions to crime”

  1. Suggestions are just suggestions even if they are good. Suggestions are only beneficial if the party/ies receiving the suggestion is willing to act upon them. First the government must act positively, then the police and of great importance the public for any reduction in crime. But the question is, are all parties willing to?

  2. Some great points Stunner and I couldn’t agree more. It is so frustrating to watch Jamaicans do nothing. The worst part is that we have the answers but are too scared and lazy to act. The reason I did this post is because Luis Alberto Moreno is showing us what his own home country has ACT up on and they have the RESULTS to prove it.

    This makes it words carry weight because he is leading by example. We need to act now, however I think we like to talk and act outrage.

  3. […] under 6 months later January 28, 2009 to be exact- I did this second post “Luis Alberto Moreno gives Jamaica more solutions to crime” highlighting again the ideas that one Mr. Luis Alberto Moreno then president of the […]

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