Wednesday, 3 October 2018

CHAT ’BOUT: Quotables from Commissioner Antony Anderson, Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown, PM Andrew Holness, and more

“I want to assure you that the Government has put in place several crime-fighting strategies, but more than that, we have put in place several national security strategies that are all working to improve the safety and security of Jamaicans. It is not something that is going to change overnight; it will not change by the snap of a finger or the flip of a switch. It will take some time to return Jamaica to the point where our murder rate was well below 500 murders per year.” – PM Andrew Holness addressing members of the Diaspora in New York last Tuesday 
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“This type of arrangement where we build better facilities is critical to building that bridge with the Jamaican public. It will be a welcoming environment, where those complaining can do so in privacy. We will keep delivering better and better service.” – Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson commenting on the announced $3 billion budget to carry out repairs (sanitation, reconstruction) at nearly 200 police stations islandwide 
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“The whole notion of the performance-enhancing drug is certainly something we are not going to condone in our culture. So I am using this opportunity as a learning moment for all our students and student athletes that this is not something that the Government supports, and they are not to take any medication that is not prescribed by an authorized person – medical practitioner, preferably.” – Minister of Education Senator Ruel Reid responding to a recent case of drugs in schools 
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“Our relations have grown into a strong partnership based on close political dialogue and technical and economic cooperation, as well as increased collaboration at the multilateral level. The Jamaica and Chile partnership is undoubtedly in good hands. I am confident that with your enthusiasm and a strong interest in getting to know the Jamaican people and our unique culture, our relations will continue to flourish.” – State Minister Pearnel Charles Jr hailing Chile’s significant economic success on the occasion of the 208th anniversary of the South American country’s independence 
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“Politicians are people too. They are somebody’s children. They are married. They have their own children. They need to be treated with a high degree of concern, consideration and respect. We won’t get a lot done if we start off by cussing people who are really sacrificing. There is no politician who has not, and is not experiencing a sacrificial life on our behalf.” – Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown speaking out in support of political representatives at the recent 13th anniversary ceremony for the signing of the Political Code of Conduct







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