Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis: Prime Minister Dr Terrance Drew participated in a virtual interview on Wednesday, where he spoke about National Security. Considering this, he said that the government is strengthening its Police and Defence Force to upscale national security.
The leader of St Kitts and Nevis added that the government is strengthening their Defence Forces by expanding CCTV facilities and border security with new strategies and resources which are being used there.
A well-functioning canine unit is placed, and the authorities are using technology as a part of the national security apparatus. Most importantly, they interact with the public regarding their issues and provide them with an environment to thrive.
Talking about national security, PM Drew said that they are going to organize the first training camp for the police officers on Thursday under his assistance. They will be given training so they can look at the matter of concerns affecting national security in a holistic manner.
Noting this, all the camps will have high-quality police officers who have a prerequisite academic achievement.
PM Drew said that the government is running a plethora of programmes for its young students to give them an opportunity to lead productive lives and keep them away from a life of crime or joining gangs.
Such programmes will have a tremendous positive impact on their lives. Moreover, the government has boosted C-cadets, which consist of 5 and 6 members and those cadets used to be a large core of young people.
PM Drew remarked that every sector comes under the laws, rules and regulations of good governance, so the government works diligently to ensure that the security agencies can maintain a zero-tolerance approach to crime.
Additionally, last year, in June 2023, the prime minister of St Kitts and Nevis introduced the commissioning of a National Security Taskforce to combat the crimes which risk the national security of the people.
The team included senior management officials from across the government, including the Ministry of National Security, the Ministry of Social Development, the Ministry of Education and the Office of the Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis.
Additionally, PM Drew expressed his commitment to solving the citizens’ problems and making St Kitts and Nevis a prosperous country.