Local churches and a men’s organization are ready to take a stand against crime in Barbados, and want various agencies to join them in sending a strong message to criminals, especially those who move in gangs and terrorise others.
In a statement released yesterday, chairman of the Barbados Christian Council (BXC) Monsignor Vincent Blackett called on Government and non-governmental agencies to join in seeking ways to respond to the crisis, and has targeted monthend for a meeting.
The Men’s Educational Support Association (MESA), meanwhile, is asking for 20 to 25 representative groups to also meet soon and identify some of the issues surrounding crime in Barbados and formulate an action plan.
“We need an ad hoc action committee which is non-partisan to look at the issues objectively, not a talk shop,” said MESA chairman Ralph Boyce.
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