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SKN Prime Minister Weighs in On Crime and Violence

SKN Prime Minister Weighs in On Crime and Violence
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(file photo) Prime Minister of St. Kitts-Nevis Dr. Hon. Timothy Harris

By Jaedee S.K. Caines

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS (Aug. 23, 2016) — A number of matters were addressed today (Tuesday) when the National Assembly of St. Kitts and Nevis met at Government House on the larger island, St. Kitts.

Among those matters was law and order, and the country’s Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Dr. Hon. Timothy Harris said his government will not tolerate being asked to intervene in the outcome of criminal investigations.

“No one must approach any minister of the Team UNITY Cabinet to seek any intervention in relation to any criminal activity,” Dr. Harris said adding that “If it is one call alone do not waste it. Do not waste it. Do not call the Premier of Nevis. Do not call the Attorney General. Do not call Hon. Eugene Hamilton. Do not call the Hon. Mark Brantley. Do not call the Hon. Shawn Richards. Do not call the Hon. Patches Liburd. Do not call the Hon. Lindsay Grant. Do not call the Hon. Wendy Phipps and of course, if you can’t call all of them please do not call the Hon. Prime Minister.”

The National Security Minister also called on parents to monitor the actions of their children. He suggested that his administration is prepared to enforce laws that make parents take responsibility for their children’s actions.

“We shall study the existing laws in our Federation and seek to implement those laws which make parents accountable for their children’s actions,” Dr. Harris explained just before stating that parents often give “lame excuses” for their children’s delinquent behaviour.