Prime Minister Andrew Holness sees the improvements in the capabilities of the Jamaica Defence Force Air Wing as being also potentially valuable to its CARICOM partners.
The Prime Minister was speaking at the handing over of a new hangar, equipped with a surveillance aircraft and helicopters to the JDF
On Wednesday, November 14, the Prime Minister said Jamaica has a critical role in securing its ‘neighbourhood’ within the Caribbean. This, regarding the attention paid to the issue of climate change and resilience security in CARICOM.
“Jamaica intends to cooperate and collaborate with its traditional partners even more than we do now but also within CARICOM to ensure that the Caribbean region itself is secure and with the considerations of climate change we also have to consider the ability to respond to natural disasters. These assets will also give us some capabilities in that regard. It is an investment in our security, it’s an investment in our economy and it is also an investment in our resilience as a small island state,” declared Prime Minister Holness.
The Prime Minister used the opportunity to commend the men and women of the JDF and expressed that the investments in security should leave every Jamaican feeling confident and proud of the security forces.