Friday, June 4, 2010

$88 billion to crush gangs















A little girl sucks her thumb beside a soldier as they both watch west Kingston residents collecting foodstuff from The Salvation Army at the intersection of Spanish Town Road and Regent Street yesterday. - Norman Grindley/Chief Photographer.


The island's economic growth
has been retarded by a parasitic crime bug which has manifested itself in record murder rates and the scarring of its touristy image of sand, sea and sun.
Shaw, in an interview with The Gleaner yesterday, said the path to development would be made easier if the country was able to secure up to US$1 billion (J$88 billion) over the medium term to effectively crush crime, which is driven by scores of gangs islandwide.

read the rest athttp://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20100604/lead/lead1.html

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