Jamaica looks to French firm, Thales, for improved security capability

Prime Minister Andrew Holness
The Jamaican Government is in dialogue with a French security firm, Thales, in a bid to improve the country's crime fighting capability.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness shared that information at Sunday's Annual Conference of the governing Jamaica Labour Party.
He said the discussions with the French company are advanced, with view to "put in place new technology that will assist us in fighting crime.
The Paris based Thales Group is a multinational company that provides services in the fields of aerospace, defence, transportation and security.
The company, on its website, says governments, institutions and large global companies rely on Thales to design and deliver solutions that protect states, cities and critical infrastructure to respond to emerging threats through cyberspace.
It touts its capacity to help cities and "critical infrastructure" become safe and smarter, while also securing global financial markets and protecting sensitive data and keeping security forces connected on critical missions. 
The company's name is taken from Thales of Miletus, an early Greek scientific philosopher, often referred to as The Father of Science.

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