Police patrols and Coast Guard presence to increase in Southern Grenadines

Minister of Tourism and Industry Hon Soboto Caesar insists that “We will not allow criminals to place any foothold on St. Vincent and the Grenadines that will damage the reputation of our country”. Caesar urged residents of the Southern Grenadines to continue to report all suspicious activities. 

His advice is in the wake of two armed robberies aboard yachts in the Tobago Cays during the Carnival Weekend.  He considers the incidents to be unfortunate as one person was assaulted and battered. As the police are actively conducting the investigations, there are already persons being questioned in relation to the incident.

Minister Caesar emphasized that the Ministry of Tourism and Industry has zero tolerance for any criminal activity which affects visitors and will continue to work closely with the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force to ensure visitor protection.  He pointed out that one of the most important aspects of a tourist destination is its security

He also noted that the police intend to set up a Police substation in Mayreau and reinforce the Rapid Response  Unit in Union Island

 Source: Weekend Searchlight Newspaper Vol. 17 Friday 15th July 2011