“I am going through a kind of dark night of the soul because we are trying very hard”
In his own words -Peter Bunting
Saturday – April 13, 2013 as captured by CVM TV – the verbatim transcript of a broken Minister of National Security, Peter Bunting.
“I think after 15 months I am convinced that the best efforts of the security forces by itself will not solve the crime problem in Jamaica but it is going to take divine intervention touching the hearts of a wide cross section of the society and using as the instruments of the divine intervention – the Ministers fraternal, the academics, the business community, those persons who work in the NGO community, those of us who are in political service – all to try and make an impact.
I am not embarrassed to say that right now as Minister of National Security (VOICE CRACKING MORE) I am going through a kind of dark night of the soul because we are trying very hard at the Ministry, I see the men and women of the security forces trying very hard, working night and day – long hours, I see the leadership – capable, competent, professional both of the police and the military and so much effort is being made and yet so little headway, such slow headway ahm is coming out in statistics.
And (LONG PAUSE – CRACKING VOICE) and it really takes a lot of faith to keep working and going in the face of this and of course I am happy that I have so many aaaah persons of faith to encourage and support not just myself but all of the security forces at this time”
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