“Much praise and appreciation is due to Premier Parry and the Nevis Island Administration for initiating partnerships with the private sector and other entities for to accomplish these well needed improvement,” Condor stated.
The National Security Minister also made mention of the recently-passed Interception of Communication Law and expressed satisfaction for the support given by Members of Parliament.
According to the Minister, the new legislation fits perfectly with the efforts of the NIA to improve the Nevis security force.
“The Interception Communication Act is intended to enhance prevention and apprehension as we continue to grapple with the surge in criminal activities… I want to place on record the support that I received as Minister of National Security from every Member of Parliament who supported the Bill.
“I also want to once again give recognition to the NIA for their support to the police for providing them with the necessary tools, equipment and legislation in order for them to do an effective job,” he further added.
Gratified by the supports by the assistance received by the security forces and Cabinet colleagues, Minister Condor is of the view that working together can bring about a change in the working environment.
“As I said at the very beginning of my tenure as the Minister of National Security, it cannot be business as usual. We must work harder to improve public trust and confidence,” he said.
The Minister further noted that he is of the view that ethical and creative leadership “must underpin the service as we work to develop innovative and aggressive strategies for recruitment, crime prevention and reduction in our society.”