Sunday, April 14, 2024

‘Stop placing blame and fix crime, PM’


Share post:

The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) has called on Prime Minister Mia Mottley to stop the blame game and buckle down to the task of administering the affairs of the country.

The call has come in the wake of the Prime Minister’s attribution of the rise in crime to the DLP’s failure to invest financially in the youth.

Mottley made the comments last week while addressing a gathering of office professionals.

In a statement issued Friday, the DLP declared that “after nine months in office it is time for the Mottley Administration to get on with the job they were elected to do instead of apportioning blame to the former Government whenever solutions evade them”.

The DLP said according to police statistics, crime was on a downward trend for the years 2017 and 2018.

“Murders were down by four, robberies by two, aggravated burglaries by seven and other crimes showed a decrease of three per cent over 2017.

“Conversely, by February of this year, we were turning to the army and prayer for solutions after a rise in murders in the month of January equalled the total number of murders for the first four months of 2018.”

The DLP said it was proud of its record with youth initiatives, many of which the Government condemned and criticised in Opposition and found the first opportunity to abandon as soon as they took office. (BA)


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

New route gets thumbs-up

Some bandleaders have given the new route for this year’s Grand Kadooment parade a passing grade. The new route was announced...

US shoots down Iranian drones bound for Israel

The US has shot down Iranian drones headed to Israel after Iran launched its retaliatory attack early on...

Iran launches retaliatory strikes toward Israel

Iran has launched a wave of retaliatory strikes toward Israel, fueling fears of regional escalation following an apparent Israeli attack...

T20 World Cup trophy in Barbados

The countdown to the start of the 2024 the ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup continues. Today marks 50...