Basseterre, St. Kitts, November 12, 2015 (SKNIS): The Government of National Unity is committed to the safety and security of the Federation’s high schools. Speaking at a symposium on the “Sustainable Human Development and the Citizen Security Agenda: Defining Priority Actions in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean,” on Monday 09th November, 2015, Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Dr the Honourable Timothy Harris, affirmed this commitment.
Prime Minister Harris explained that the safety and security of all citizens remain a priority of his Government of National Unity. Expressing gratitude to the administration and staff of the Cayon High School for recently taking the initiative to combat the criminality in schools, Prime Minister Harris was clear that the Government will not tolerate any form of deviant behaviour in any school.
He noted that, “we are in a changing society with respect to law and order and certainly criminal elements are reaching out to our children. We should not be surprised that our children are found with instruments of violence in their bags and on their persons.”
Prime Minister Harris assured that “the security forces will be available to assist the education sector and to ensure the safety of all in our schools.”
The Federation’s Prime Minister called on parents to support the law enforcement agencies as they carry out their duties while providing the reassurance that “children who in no way are contravening with the law have nothing to fear from the law enforcement agencies.”