Jamaica to use billboards, help find missing kids
Jul. 20, 2013
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica's government plans to set up electronic billboards to help find missing and abducted children on an island where violence against children is a growing concern.
The Office of the Children's Registry said Friday that billboards will be installed in the upcoming months in cities including Kingston, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Spanish Town.
There are currently more than 1,100 missing children in the island of roughly 2.6 million inhabitants.
UNICEF, the United Nations' child welfare agency, said last month that it was extremely concerned about what it described as "unrelenting violence" against youngsters in Jamaica. It said that 40 children were killed in Jamaica last year.