BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, October 25, 2018 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – Prime Minister Dr. the Hon Timothy Harris, in addressing regional media in St. Vincent on Tuesday, October 23 said that the recommendation to use the Regional Security System (RSS) to complement the local security forces came from the High Command of the law enforcement agencies and “being a caring and responsible government, we accepted and acted on the wise recommendation.”
RSS forces began arriving into the Federation on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, and the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis explained that they would continue to arrive into the country “in sufficient numbers to assist our ongoing efforts at ensuring citizen safety and security.”
In the meantime, over 60 vacancies are immediately available for recruits across the different law enforcement agencies in St. Kitts and Nevis. The Government continues to appeal to young Kittitians and Nevisians to take advantage of the career opportunities in Serving their Country as police officers and members of the defence force, including the Coast Guard Unit.
“As a people, we have to protect the gains in our society,” Dr. Harris said. “Our fiscal house is in good order. Our tourism sector is experiencing unprecedented visitor arrivals. We are investing hundreds of millions of dollars in our physical infrastructure, including the construction of a second cruise pier and the resurfacing of our main island main road. Renovations of the runway at the airport are taking place and nearly 3,000 persons have benefitted from our housing solutions. Never, before have so many things been accomplished by any government in one term.”
“These gains and more must be protected at all cost as we move forward ever, backward never,” the Honourable Prime Minister said, as he appealed to the national community for sensitivity and support for the actions of the Government to restore the environment of peace and safety which is necessary for the prosperity of citizens and residents.
Prime Minister Harris said the forces of the Regional Security System are here to help and reiterated that those who love law and order, peace and security have nothing to fear, nothing to lose and everything to gain.
The RSS will conduct its operations in accordance with the local laws. It is deployed throughout the communities with local national security personnel, and its presence is helping local law enforcement agencies to expand the extent of their coverage throughout the length and breadth of the country.
“Let us also recommit to cooperate and help the law enforcement agents because they need our help and support if they are to deliver the peace dividend for our mutual benefit,” said Prime Minister Harris.