UPP: Country needs to hear from Mottley
The United Progressive Party (UPP) is calling on Prime Minister Mia Mottley to address the recent spate of gun-violence plaguing the island.
In a media release issued today, the UPP called on Mottley to “use her vast influence to hopefully dissuade the criminal intentions” of those who would commit “heinous crimes”.
“At this stage where homicides outnumber road fatalities, the country needs to hear from Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley who was given a complete mandate to resolve the matters of national importance and security,” the statement signed by public relations officer Wayne Griffith said.
The UPP said not only did Barbadians fear for our lives because of the “unprecedented display of mayhem in the streets”, that fear extended to “the innocent ones on their way to and from school”.
“Despite the responsibilities related directly to law and order being accurately reassigned to the portfolio of the Attorney General Dale Marshall, his subsequent visits into troubled communities served as only ineffective optics and cannot redress the matter at hand.
“With Barbados at the peak of the Tourist season, the nation is anxiously awaiting the arrest of those responsible not only for these executions but those involved in the importation of illegal firearms.” (PR/AGB)