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National CCTV System to get additional funding for launch in February

National Security Minister, Hon. Robert Montague says nearly three billion Jamaican dollars is needed over the next two years for the full roll out of the national Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) System dubbed JamaicaEye.

Minister Montague says the islandwide system is now in its initial phase and implementation is expected to take place next month as the Ministry awaits Cabinet approval for the additional funds.

The Minister’s disclosure comes in light of the increased incidents of shooting and murders islandwide.

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Over 40 Million US Dollars has been allocated to the Ministry of National Security for the purchase of six helicopters and four airplanes for the Jamaica Defence Force.

The acquisition includes three new Bell 429 helicopters for passenger, troops and medical evacuation; one new Bell 412EPI helicopter to deal with heavy cargo and troop transfer; while two used Bell 206B3 helicopters and four DA40 CS airplanes have been purchased for training.

The acquisition comes as the Ministry continues to make significant investment in  retooling and equipping the security forces.