Prime Minister Harris says science and technology continues to aid with crime fighting

By: Chaïra Flanders

Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 7, 2019 (ZIZ News): Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. Hon. Timothy Harris says the idea of applying Science and Technology to crime fighting in St. Kitts and Nevis has been heavily accepted by his administration.

In a brief interview with ZIZ, Prime Minister Harris said the use of forensics has helped the police to solve quite a number of cases, some of which were cold cases.

He said the use of technology has even helped to make searching and investigating easier in some cases.

“We see benefits from the forensics, we see benefits from the CCTV because that has provided evidence, photos, sightings that have helped the police to narrow down their searches,”he explained.

Prime Minister Harris also used the opportunity to commend the work being done by newly recruited Forensics Director, Mrs. Latoya Lake Marshall of the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda.

“She has come with a lot of practical experience and training in this area and has been doing a good job in getting our people and our lab to be much more responsive”, he expressed.

A brand new state-of-the-art forensic laboratory was opened on the compound of the Tabernacle Police Station on Friday, April 27 2018.

The building features a development laboratory, enhancement laboratory, receiving area, exhibit room, ballistics laboratory, bulk storage and space for equipping an indoor test firing range.

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