The opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) says St. Vincent and the Grenadines continues to struggle under the ever rising crime crisis.
A release from the NDP stated that “the recent incidents in which a policeman was robbed at gunpoint, close to a police station in Stubbs, and the robbery of the Minister of Agriculture’s wife at her home, sent a clear message that no one is safe from crime here.”
“Additionally, the armed robbery of a school child of her cell phone and money in the area of Block 2000, the attempted armed robbery of Elvin Edwards’ shop in Mc Kies Hill, the robbery of a fruit vendor in the area of the Nurses Hostel and the attempted armed robbery at Black Rose bar in Arnos Vale, have reinforced the fear and insecurity that many Vincentians feel.”
The party once again calls on Prime Minister and Minister of National Security Dr. Ralph Gonsalves to formally address the nation on plans to deal with the ever worsening crime situation.
The NDP also reiterates its willingness to work with the government and other organizations to address the problem.