Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, will be the main speaker at a community meeting scheduled to take place today, Thursday, May 28, at the Edwin Allen Comprehensive High School in Clarendon, beginning at 3:30 pm.

The meeting, organised by the Ministry of Youth and Culture and held under the aegis of the Prime Minister, is aimed at heightening awareness of child safety and security. It is also being held to educate community members on their role in protecting children.

Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, is expected to bring the opening remarks. Other speakers are: Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting; Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding; Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Elaine Foster-Allen.

Speaking earlier on the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) current affairs programme, ‘Issues and Answers’, Minister  Hanna said the Prime Minister will be engaged in “courageous conversations” with residents at the meeting.

She added that the Prime Minister will also outline what the Government is doing and has done to arrest child abuse and to protect children.

There will also be a cultural item from students of the Edwin Allen Comprehensive High School.