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Jamaica: Golding joins call for diaspora engagement in crime-fight talks


by Alphea Sumner (Jamaica Observer) Opposition Leader Mark Golding is calling for a re-engagement of Jamaican Diaspora experts on crime and security to be placed on the table in the next round of Vale Royal talks, which Prime Minister Andrew Holness has indicated he wants to resume with the Opposition early this month with the support of the church.

Golding, who said last week that the talks should not focus only on the issue of the states of public emergency (SOEs), but also on useful dialogue with potential consensus on broader national security, told the Jamaica Observer on Monday that among that wider discussion should be “an immediate reset of the GoJ’s engagement with the Jamaican Diaspora’s experts on crime and security matters, to achieve a productive footing that can help Jamaica overcome our most serious national problem”.

Golding’s call comes after two diaspora leaders last week chided the Government for neglecting to engage law-abiding Jamaicans living in the US in its local crime-fighting efforts.

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