Two worried about St Lucy crime
Current and former parliamentary representatives for St Lucy are worried about the level of violence being experienced in that parish.
Last month, Crab Hill resident Dexter Lashley was shot and killed. Soon after more gunshots rang out in what was thought to be retaliation for that act. As a result, Judith Griffith was injured as bullets struck her home. These were just the latest violent acts occurring in the parish.
Sitting representative Peter Phillips, who is the Minister in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Maintenance, said he was very concerned and intended to take action.
“My projects will continue and in fact we are looking to add more – we have to find ways to keep people engaged and away from the temptation to get involved in unlawful behaviour. As such, I will be setting up a meeting with the young people of St Lucy to chart the path forward,” he said.
The MP also praised the work of the police in the community.
Former representative Denis Kellman said his work in the parish was tailored to prevent the violence plaguing the area today adding the youth wanted to know they had a future.
“I am very concerned when it comes to young people’s lives . . . I pay special attention... I pushed projects at North Stars and Stroud Bay as I felt developing those areas was a good catalyst to dealing with any social problems,” adding he had been pushing for community policing in the area and developing sports.