The UPP will put measures in place – including community policing – to tackle and reduce gun crimes, Lovell promises

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REAL NEWS- The United Progressive Party (UPP) will ensure that proper measures are put in place to tackle the rise in gun-related crimes, says Political Leader Harold Lovell.

Lovell says the sitting Administration should not want this situation to get out of control and, accordingly, should move urgently to tackle it.

Despite the increasing reports of crimes that involved the use of firearms – including July’s double-murder of a husband and wife in the Golden Grove area – the Government, through its Public Safety Minister Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin, has said nothing on the issue.

Crime is on the rise, but, unsurprisingly, there is no clear plan coming from the Browne Administration, Lovell says. However, he pledges that a UPP Administration will put a policy in place to tackle and reduce gun offences.

He notes that crime affects everyone and is not a problem only for the Police, who cannot solve crimes without the assistance of the public.

Accordingly, the Political Leader says it will take a community effort to turn the tide. Therefore, a return to the community-policing strategy will be critical to reversing the situation.

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8 COMMENTS

    • @ Just Sayng

      No irony is lost from you with the rape of a 13 year old by no less than the PM brother.

  1. Gun violence is a growing problem yet the government seems unconcerned. Whatever became of the case when somebody break the PM house? We the people going to have to organize ourselves to protect our community. We definitely need a greater police presence in our community. Also the police need to be trained and get the right equipment. Antigua need plenty help.

  2. Tell us Cutie Benjamin…. does the “pie chart” still tell you that crime is down 75%?

    Even with all the reported crimes and the many more unreported Grabston and Cutie have no plans. nothing to say to the people. ALP have stated clearly that poverty causes crime, yet they refuse to provide stimulus, lower cost of living or raise wages. Sick. Uncaring. Wicked. Expired, like stale milk. Time to get the hell out.

    #RedDead

  3. Useless drivel from Lovell! We need tougher sentences and more patrols in the refugee areas. And all foreigners convicted of a crime should be deported automatically at the end of their jail time.

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