Published 12 March 2023
Buckie Got It, St Kitts and Nevis News Source
Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre has announced help from the Regional Security System (RSS) and twenty-four-hour police patrols among measures in response to deadly gun violence in Vieux Fort.
“The Regional Security System (RSS) and other assets have been contacted and will be on the ground early next week,” he disclosed.
Since Thursday, seven people have succumbed to gunshot injuries in Vieux Fort.
“It is time to act, and I ask for your support. There will be some difficult decisions to be made, and some strong actions will be taken to deal with these cowards and criminals,” Prime Minister Pierre declared in an address to the nation Saturday evening.
And in addition to announcing other measures to deal with the violent crime spike, the National Security Minister disclosed that on Sunday, he would meet some civil society and business leaders to discuss the current situation and seek solutions to the problems.
The Prime Minister’s complete address appears below: