Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government of Jamaica is moving to amend the gun act to impose a mandatory minimum custodial sentence of in excess of 10 years for people found guilty of illegal possession of firearm in circumstances where the gun is not licensed.S

The Prime Minister also says within approximately a week the Government intends re-open dialogue with the Opposition concerning a possible reintroduction of states of public emergency in response to the current crime wave.

The Prime Minister also commented on remuneration issues concerning the Police.