The Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda has approved an undisclosed amount of “additional funds” for the Police Force as it seeks to reduce a recent flare up in criminal activity.
Cabinet notes by Chief of Staff in the Prime Minister’s Office Lionel “Max” Hurst indicate that the police top brass were invited to meet with the Cabinet on Wednesday.
“The list of additional equipment, which the Police Force requires, was submitted. The additional funds required by the crime fighters received the immediate approval of the Cabinet,” the notes indicated.
It is the opinion of Police Commissioner Wendell Robinson and the police high Command that the several murders recorded in the past three weeks are the result of drug gangs fighting each other over turf.
“The Police brass agreed that the situation warrants great concern, and pledged to address the challenge with their most experienced and best officers so that the situation will be brought under control in a very short time,” Hurst noted.
In the past few weeks communities in Antigua have witnessed the shooting death of an elderly woman in Gray’s Farm, the kidnapping and murder of a Jamaican national in Cedar Grove and the arrest of a 35 year old woman for the murder of her ex-lover, a 72 year old farmer and calypsonian.
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