Business as usual in Nevis over; Police enforce Zero Tolerance initiative

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (MAY 22, 2013) — Business as usual is over in Nevis. That was the stern warning given by Commissioner of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force Mr. Celvin Walwyn while in Nevis on May 21, 2013, as he disclosed the immediate introduction of a Zero Tolerance Initiative.

The Commissioner made the statement following a meeting with Premier of Nevis Hon. Vance Amory and his Cabinet. He was accompanied by Head of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force – Nevis Division Superintendent Hilroy Brandy.

“We will be enforcing the same zero tolerance that we have in St. Kitts in Nevis. We are going to ask the citizens to please cooperate with the Police. Business as usual in Nevis is over…

“Effective immediately, here in Nevis, there will be officers from both islands patrolling the streets of Nevis. We ask everyone all citizens to please cooperate fully with the Police as this will be a zero tolerance initiative and there is no ending date as of right now. Again we ask for your support as we continue to fight here in Nevis to retake the streets of our Federation,” he said.

The meeting was called by Mr. Amory on the heels of three homicides on Nevis the first one on May 14 and the latest two both on the night of May 20, 2013 and the Commissioner extended an olive branch to young persons who wished to leave the gangs.

“To the young men: In St. Kitts we extended an olive branch and offered you a way out of the gangs if you want to. That olive branch is being extended to you here in Nevis. My number is 662-2145,” he said.

Commissioner Walwyn also used the opportunity to convey his condolences and assured that the Force would do all in its power to solve the crimes.

“Let me extend condolences to the family of Ms. Davis and Mr. Isles on their loss. The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force believes in community service, law enforcement and order. We will do everything we can within our powers to help reduce crime within Nevis,” he said.

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