St. Kitts – Nevis Crime On The Rise
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
November 28, 2008 (SKNIS)
The compassionate yet forceful style of Government in enforcing the law was hailed at a town hall meeting at the Newtown Community Center, on Wednesday evening.
Terry Williams, a taxi driver from Haynes Smith Village was among persons commending the Government for what he described as the “tidying up of the [local] legislation” of the land.
“Sometimes you wonder if people forget law and order,” Mr. Williams said, noting the acts of those that engage in antisocial activities and other less serious offenses.
A number of amendments have recently been passed in the National Assembly to ensure law and order is strengthened. Among issues highlighted at the town hall meeting were the Noise Abatement Bill of 2008, which sets tighter restrictions on the levels of noise allowed at certain hours; and The Vehicles and Road Traffic (Amendment) (No.2) Bill which addresses a variety of issues including ticketing violations, and wearing seatbelts. The Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) (No. 4) Bill, 2008 was also mentioned.
“We have to control this country” Mr. Williams stressed, while explaining that the public must do more to support local law enforcement.