Electronic monitoring for persons under restraining order

Jamaica Gleaner:-The Government is to introduce electronic monitoring of persons subjected to restraining orders.

National Security Minister Robert Montague says discussions are underway with a supplier to procure the equipment.

Montague says the programme is aimed at, among other things, reducing incidents of domestic violence.

Domestic disputes are one of the major factors behind murders in Jamaica.

The security minister explains that with electronic monitoring victims of abuse as well as the authorities will be able to keep track of perpetrators so as to prevent a crime from being committed.