(ZIZ News) – The United States Government and British High Commission Criminal Justice Advisor, who is working with the local government, says that a partnership which extends to the US Federal Bureau of Investigations [FBI] can see a number of initiatives being rolled out in St. Kitts and Nevis.
Speaking at Wednesday’s launch of the Criminal Justice Strategic Board, Sirah Abraham revealed some of those programmes.
“We want to help you to establish various programmes,” she said.
“A witness protection programme, a serious crimes court, special measures for witnesses and criminal procedure roles to help reduce the delays in your court,” she noted.
Abraham said the recently launched board can help establish those measures. She praised the local government for taking that stance.
“Across the world, these boards have managed to reduce crime, reduce reoffending, punish offenders, increase public confidence, and ensure a country has a fair criminal justice system which delivers justice for the victims of crime and protects the public,” Abraham added.
The Criminal Justice Strategic Board is the first of its kind in St. Kitts and Nevis and comprises of 15 residents, including four Nevisians.
The country’s Attorney General, Hon. Vincent Byron Jr. is the Chairman.