Jamaica Committed to Combating Corruption, Holness tells Summit of Americas

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Speaking at the eighth Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru, on the weekend, Prime Minister Andrew Holness Signalled his administration’s commitment to stamp out corruption with the assistance of international partners.

“Jamaica remains committed to cooperating with international bodies and other Member States to combat corruption in the forms of bribery, international graft, and organised crime. Organised crime affects us all and Jamaica is currently engaged at the domestic and international levels to find meaningful solutions to these issues,” said Prime Minister Holness.

The Prime Minister also called on leaders of the hemisphere to do more to engage young people as they are most at risk and vulnerable to criminal activity.

He said the deliberations by hemispheric leaders in Peru have set a firm and positive foundation for further sustained economic growth and sustainable development in the hemisphere, and encouraged his colleague leaders to continue to work collectively and collaboratively towards attaining constructive and practical solutions to the challenge of corruption.