The Gleaner newspaper has published excerpts from Horace Levy’s “Killing Streets and Community Revival”, in a six part series. In the book, Levy examines the social impact of gang violence in Jamaica, and the development of peace-building initiatives. It is published by Arawak Publications.
Part 1 – Community plays a critical role in local homicide. Historically, on a national scale, community has been paid enormous attention from the days of Jamaica Welfare, which was started in 1937 by Norman Manley … more
Part 2 – NOT AVAILABLE
Part 3 – Approaches to solving the homicide puzzle in Jamaica have been broadly of three kinds. The first was by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) in a succession of efforts – paramilitary, community policing and finally intelligence channels … more
Part 4 – The Peace Management Initiative (PMI) proceeded to tackle, up front, community violence, which meant addressing both the violence and its community matrix … more
Part 5 – A critical issue has been the dilemma that the Peace Management Initiative (PMI) faced from early. This was its having to respond to community clashes in several different areas in rapid succession but needing simultaneously to focus intensively on an individual community or set of communities with developmental initiatives in order to make their ceasefire sustainable … more
Part 6 – the PMI had best results (i.e. ceasefires passing into peace sustained over a reasonably lengthy time), in those communities and areas on which it was able to focus personnel and development initiatives intensively over a prolonged period … more
This book is available online @Amazon.