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‘Stop placing blame and fix crime, PM’

BARRY ALLEYNE, barryalleyne@nationnews.com

Added 24 February 2019


President of the Democratic Labour Party Verla De Peiza.(FILE)

The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) has called on Prime Minister Mia Mottley to stop the blame game and buckle down to the task of administering the affairs of the country.

The call has come in the wake of the Prime Minister’s attribution of the rise in crime to the DLP’s failure to invest financially in the youth.

Mottley made the comments last week while addressing a gathering of office professionals.

In a statement issued Friday, the DLP declared that “after nine months in office it is time for the Mottley Administration to get on with the job they were elected to do instead of apportioning blame to the former Government whenever solutions evade them”.

The DLP said according to police statistics, crime was on a downward trend for the years 2017 and 2018.

“Murders were down by four, robberies by two, aggravated burglaries by seven and other crimes showed a decrease of three per cent over 2017.

“Conversely, by February of this year, we were turning to the army and prayer for solutions after a rise in murders in the month of January equalled the total number of murders for the first four months of 2018.”

The DLP said it was proud of its record with youth initiatives, many of which the Government condemned and criticised in Opposition and found the first opportunity to abandon as soon as they took office. (BA)


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