The government of St Kitts and Nevis, under the leadership of Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Dr Timothy Harris, is cracking down on crime in the Federation as it pursues its developmental agenda to bring peace, security and stability to the country.
The government has once again deployed the Regional Security System (RSS), which includes officers from Barbados, to ramp up its crime fighting initiatives.
In a national address on Saturday, Prime Minister Harris underscored his government’s position in leaving no stone unturned when it comes to the criminal elements that threaten to derail the country’s advancement, human development and economic progress, a country that is leading the region in its fiscal performance and stability.
“The RSS forces began arriving into the Federation on Wednesday, October 10, and will continue to arrive into St Kitts and Nevis in sufficient numbers to assist our ongoing efforts at ensuring citizen safety and security. RSS members are already deployed throughout the communities with local national security personnel, and their presence will help local law enforcement to expand the extent of their coverage of the country,” the Minister of National Security said.
“St Kitts and Nevis is a member of the RSS and financially contributes to support the functioning of this important regional security mechanism,” Dr Harris said, while noting that “the RSS will remain in St Kitts and Nevis for as long as necessary until the security forces advise that their presence is no longer required.”