Saturday, December 9, 2023

Jamaica and UK sign US$18 million agreement against violence

The governments of Jamaica and United Kingdom signed a collaborative agreement of US$18.6 million to combat violence in the Caribbean country, official Jamaican sources reported this Saturday.

The agreement was signed on Friday night by the Jamaican Foreign Minister, Kamina Johnson, and his British counterpart, James Cleverley, behind the XI United Kingdom-Caribbean Forum and before leaving for Colombia, as part of his four-country tour of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Thanking the UK government and people, Johnson said the initiative will be funded by the European country for six years.

“This alliance will increase our commitment to reduce and prevent violence, as we engage with various investors in our efforts to combat high levels of crime,” Johnson explained.

Cleverly, for his part, said that the alliance to prevent violence in Jamaica is another demonstration of the United Kingdom’s support for the goals of the Caribbean country and its aspirations to the plan “Vision 2023″.

“Our focus will be on addressing the public health against the current, confronting the instigators of violent behavior and directing ourselves mainly to prevention”, he explained.

This millionaire help It adds to another that the Government of the United Kingdom granted to Jamaica in 2022, which was intended directly for agricultural development projects, specifically in the southern area of ​​the island, as well as to explore investment opportunities in Jamaican tourism and the mining sectors and logistics.


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