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With growing concerns over the recent spate of violence affecting the country, Culture Minister Dr. Ernest Hilaire, has assured that he is working in tandem with the police to ensure that revelers enjoy the carnival season without blood-shed. This comes in light of the recent wave of criminal activity sweeping the nation, particularly the July 2nd shooting of by-standers at Dennery Carnival festivities. The Minister noted that while he understands the rationale behind the fears of the public, law enforcement officers have designed a security blueprint to protect participants.
“ I would understand why anybody would say that they have apprehensions about safety and security” Hilaire said. “[The police] did a fantastic job last year. For Jazz, they did a fantastic job and they do have a plan” he added.
Further, the Minister implored the public to cooperate with law enforcement, to ensure that the climax of the 2023 St. Luca Carnival Season is a success.
“The public has to help the police. People cannot expect and ask for safety and security and expect the police to do it on their own, without the support of the public.” Hilaire noted.

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Quinn St. Juste

Quinn St. Juste is a young journalist, with a background in Tourism Management. He has a passion for social and commerce related topics.

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