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MORE POSITIVE INFLUENCES NEEDED FOR YOUTH

Posted by SR (riley) on Oct 05 2016 at 6:32 PM
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National Security Minister, Hon. Robert Montague, says the country’s young people need more positive influences, such as those offered through the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force’s (JCCF) programmes, to steer them away from illicit activities.
 Minister Montague noted that the JCCF, which is celebrating 74 years of service to Jamaica this year, offers high-school students an avenue for discipline, leadership, commitment and patriotism.  “We need the positive impact of the cadet force so that our youngsters do not see lotto scammers as their role models, but are able to dig deep within themselves and find true grit and character,” he pointed out.

“Let us encourage more of our youths to get involved in the cadet force so that more positive seeds can be planted in their minds that will produce better citizens, more disciplined persons and a more united Jamaica,” Minister Montague noted further.

The Minister challenged civil society to get involved in the fight against crime by helping the authorities to resolve conflicts, adding that 37 per cent of the country’s murders were domestically related, he said citizens can take action by, among other things, engaging in community activities, particularly those targeting young people.

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