Richards, who is the parliamentary representative for Sandy Point and Fig Tree, said the commission should be comprised of representatives of civil society and all political parties, to investigate the crime situation here in the federation and to do so as a matter of urgency.
Richards was speaking following the Federation’s recording of its 14th murder which occurred in St. Kitts on Wednesday evening (15th August), at around 10:00pm. Shortly thereafter, at around 8:30am the following morning police discovered another victim (the 15th), in Nevis.
He also indicated that The Commission needs to do an analysis of whether the federation is using the best techniques, practices and persons to fight crime.
“The Commission also needs to have latitude to seek expert advice, be it locally, regionally or internationally,” the two-term Parliamentarian suggested.
Richard also expressed sympathies to the families who are suffering because of the recent murder(s) and proclaimed that “Enough is enough,” and the federation should seek No more excuses for why the government cannot secure its citizens, and after so many years cannot control the crime situation.
“This government has failed Stephen Connor and the family that grieves for them today. Enough really is enough. The federation can no longer afford a government that stands idly by while our young people are slaughtered and lay in rivers of blood on our streets. This country deserves a government that makes the security and well-being of all its citizens the #1 priority,” Richards lamented.
Young Steven Connor and his brother were approached and shot at by unknown masked assailants while heading home to St. Peters walking through New Pond Site where the killing occurred. One brother ran for cover in a nearby house and the other died on the spot.
“This is a sad moment, a sad, sad moment indeed. Seems we’ve been having too many sad moments lately in this country. Once more, I think it’s high time that we take a closer look at the crime crisis in this country. The current government daily shows its failure to handle St. Kitts-Nevis crime epidemic. Almost every week we hear stories of robberies, shootings or murders. The Commissioner of police appears to be trying his best. However, the people of this country are crying out for united action.”
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