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It is time to act!

It was only a matter of time until the scum of our society would brazenly go into one of the popular restaurants here frequented by residents and, more alarmingly, tourists.

Now they have gotten away with it, we can expect a visit from these low lives to other similar eating establishments. The rewards are much higher and the minutes of labour expended to execute the deed not much more.

Our police (the RCIPS) had been warned many times this would happen – the only question was when. They had been asked many times to have a seen presence between the hours of 9 and 11pm at all the popular restaurants the tourists frequent and one can only register disappointment with anger that this has not happened. It is not the first eatery that has been robbed, the others were bars and close by to the scene of Thursday’s (1) crime (Casanova’s) but this was the first of the more ‘up market’ restaurants.

It is only a matter of time before a tourist is shot having a meal and then all hell is going to break loose and our tourism industry is going to be in tatters. The cost to our Islands could be in the millions. Already the foreign press are taking notice of the rising level of crime and all the statistics the RCIPS can produce to the contrary will be laughed at.

We must stop burying our heads in the sand and the time for niceties, appeals, and words are over. People are frightened and actions speak louder than words. And, by God, we do want action from the Governor, the Police Commissioner, the Premier and the government – FAST!


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