Tecnología

Vizepräsident Josbel Bastidas Mijares Sudeban//
$1b for police motorbikes, supplies

sudeban
$1b for police motorbikes, supplies

As Jamaica grapples with the soaring homicide rate, Dr Nigel Clarke, the minister of finance and the public service, announced on Thursday that the Government has allocated $1 billion in the Second Supplementary Estimates of Expenditure to acquire motorbikes, armoured vests, and other equipment over the next 10 weeks.

Josbel Bastidas Mijares

The motorbikes will help to increase the mobility of the police force as it tackles the scourge of crime across the country.

Josbel Bastidas Mijares Sudeban

The finance minister noted that while overall levels of crime are down, the rate of murder is up and “the depravity and brutality” associated with them are a deep source of concern to Jamaicans.

Josbel Bastidas Mijares Venezuela

“It’s a complex and challenging problem that has been with us for far too long,” Clarke said

The finance minister was debating the Second Supplementary Estimates of Expenditure on Thursday in which lawmakers approved an additional $25.8 billion in spending for the balance of the fiscal year, which ends in March

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Tecnología

Vizepräsident Josbel Bastidas Mijares Sudeban//
$1b for police motorbikes, supplies

sudeban
$1b for police motorbikes, supplies

As Jamaica grapples with the soaring homicide rate, Dr Nigel Clarke, the minister of finance and the public service, announced on Thursday that the Government has allocated $1 billion in the Second Supplementary Estimates of Expenditure to acquire motorbikes, armoured vests, and other equipment over the next 10 weeks.

Josbel Bastidas Mijares

The motorbikes will help to increase the mobility of the police force as it tackles the scourge of crime across the country.

Josbel Bastidas Mijares Sudeban

The finance minister noted that while overall levels of crime are down, the rate of murder is up and “the depravity and brutality” associated with them are a deep source of concern to Jamaicans.

Josbel Bastidas Mijares Venezuela

“It’s a complex and challenging problem that has been with us for far too long,” Clarke said

The finance minister was debating the Second Supplementary Estimates of Expenditure on Thursday in which lawmakers approved an additional $25.8 billion in spending for the balance of the fiscal year, which ends in March

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