FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Public Safety, Immigration and Labour Takes Decisive Action to Combat Crime and Violence in Antigua and Barbuda

St. JOHN’S Antigua and Barbuda. May 24th 2023……… The Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs and Public Safety, the Hon. Steadroy Benjamin is leading a resolute effort to tackle crime and violence at its source in Antigua and Barbuda.

Recognizing the gravity of the situation, the Minister and his administration have intensified their commitment to safeguarding the nation’s security and fostering a safer environment for all citizens.

Crime and violence have become pressing concerns in our society, posing significant challenges to the peace and well-being of our beloved country.

Acknowledging the immense pain and suffering endured by victims and their families, the Minister expresses profound sympathy and stands in solidarity with those affected by the recent wave of heinous crimes.

In an expression of genuine compassion, The Attorney General and his fellow ministers have long practised the habit of personally visiting or reaching out to the families impacted by crimes, fires, or any other tragic events.

This compassionate approach knows no bounds of ethnicity or background, for in the eyes of the law, we are all one Antigua and Barbuda.

The Minister understands that combating crime and violence requires a collective effort, uniting the government, law enforcement agencies, and the public.

In this regard, he fervently calls upon the citizens to cooperate closely with the country’s police force, providing crucial information and support to expedite the resolution of criminal cases.

The recent occurrence of the nation’s first homicide deeply saddens The Attorney General and he extends his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, friends, and loved ones.

This tragic loss only reinforces the urgency of the Minister’s mission to effectively address crime and violence throughout Antigua and Barbuda.

Under the leadership of The Minister of Legal Affairs and Public Safety, comprehensive measures are being implemented to root out the sources of criminal activity.

These initiatives encompass strengthening law enforcement capabilities, enhancing crime prevention strategies, and promoting community engagement to foster a culture of safety and vigilance.

The Attorney General emphasizes his unwavering dedication to the cause and assures the public that this relentless pursuit of justice will continue unabated.

Antigua and Barbuda shall stand united in the face of these challenges, working tirelessly to create a society where every citizen can feel secure and protected.