Public Relations Officer for the United Workers Party, Lenard ‘Spider’ Montoute, has made an appeal to Minister for Home Affairs, Hon. Dr. Virginia Albert-Poyote and Minister for National Security, Hon. Philip J. Pierre to be ousted from their positions. This plea was made due to the current upsurge in criminal activity on island. According to the former Gros Islet MP, the Labour Party administration has failed to apply adequate pressure on criminals and therefore failed to properly combat crime.
“When we have social gatherings, festivals or public functions, we now have to be in fear of gun violence taking place in our midst, where anyone can end up losing their lives” Montoute said. “These are no situations that we should be comfortable with” he added.
Montoute went on to accuse relevant government officials of remaining silent on the recent criminal events which occurred during the weekend.
“Over the last weekend, we had a number of homicides, have you heard a word from the Prime Minister, have you heard a word from the Minister of Home Affairs or the Minister of National Security?” he added.
The homicide count for 2023 currently stands at thirty-nine (39).
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