Dr. Ralph Gonsalves On Improving Safety Of This Country

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves said law enforcement officials remain resolute in their efforts to address issues of criminality throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

He made the point while responding to a question in Parliament on Wednesday, in relation to the government’s efforts to deal with the upsurge in gun violence here.

This year, 37 persons have been killed here, registering the largest number of persons to be killed in one year in the history of this country.

Noting that the upsurge in gun-violence is the result of drugs-related activity, Dr. Gonsalves said measures are being put in place to improve the capacity of the police force.

Dr. Gonsalves said the police has also increased its surveillance of high crime areas.