Sunday, 14th July 2024

Homer Davis encourages Jamaicans to stand united against crime & violence

Homer Davis - the Minister of State in the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, has encouraged the citizens of Jamaica to make a united stand against crime and violence.

Sunday, 7th July 2024

Jamaica: Homer Davis - the Minister of State in the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, has encouraged the citizens of Jamaica to make a united stand against crime and violence.

The Minister added that the increasing rate in crime and violence threatens to weaken the civil liberties of Jamaica.

While addressing the residents during an Independence Church Service at Maldon Baptist Church in St. James on Sunday, the Minister stated, "The freedom which the citizens enjoy now is a result of the struggles of the nation's ancestors who fought for liberation."

"Sometimes, as members of the community, you see and know what you should and must do to make your surroundings safe. We need to take a serious step and say to ourselves collectively – 'enough is enough."

Despite this, he has also encouraged the citizens to come forward and give their contribution in the journey to change the nation into a more prosperous and more autonomous nation.

Following the statement, the Minister added that "If we come together, we can be stronger, we can deliver more & can achieve so much."

"I want us to all celebrate knowing very well that, as a nation, we have shown great flexibility and focus, especially since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic," the Minister of local government noted.

Minister Davis cited that the government and the citizens need to move towards and celebrate daily freedom as the nation move across respective communities.

In the meantime, Custos Rotulorum for St. James, Bishop the Conrad Pitkin, who repeated Mr Davis' opinions, indicated and stated that "Individuals must not only live for themselves but try to be their brothers' and sisters' keeper. Only then there would be a peaceful coexistence."

Bishop Pitkin further encouraged the citizens and asserted that they could build a stronger nation from within through their godliness, good deeds and social acts.