Aa double murder occurs: a couple were shot to death a few hours before dawn -apparently – and everything continues as normal as if there is nothing much to be concerned about. CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR WHATSAPP GROUP FOR NEWS UPDATES.
I think all exit ports of the country should have been closed down while the police hunt for the killer(s). The attitude seemed to have been: well, the police will investigate.
That kind of attitude by the authorities is not good enough. Security of the citizens and residents of Antigua and Barbuda needs a drastic overhaul. It is a fact that there is no public security system in place in Antigua and Barbuda: There are no security cameras placed at strategic locations that are connected to a police surveillance system and crime lab. It’s either that the authorities don’t think that such a system is necessary; they don’t think that the country can afford to budget for it; or, they just don’t care a damn.
But, which Ministries of Government would be responsible for installing the security system? I can name two:
1. The Ministry of Public Safety would be directly responsible.
2. But, even if they made the request, their hands are tied until they are being given the green light by the Ministry of Finance.
3. The whole Government would be collectively responsible for the security and safety of citizens and other residents.
My son works at night and has to be on the road all kinds of hours after midnight. Every afternoon he leaves home I make sure I see him off and say a silent prayer that he will return to me safely. I think our Government must stop taking the safety of citizens and residents for granted, and do better.
I hope this will be the last time I have to write an article like this one. So, I hope the relevant authorities will get their act together immediately.
ROY R JACKSON