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Minister: Report all suspicious activities

Minister: Report all suspicious activities

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Minister of Tourism and Industry Saboto Caesar is calling on residents of the Southern Grenadines to continue to report all suspicious activities in the wake of two armed robberies that occurred in the Tobago Cays during the Carnival Weekend.{{more}}

Caesar addressed the media during a press briefing on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at the Ministry of Tourism. Caesar, describing the incidents as unfortunate, stated that the robberies occurred on two yachts. He added that one person was assaulted and battered as a result and that persons have been taken up for questioning in relation to the incident.

He emphasized that the Ministry of Tourism will continue to work along closely with the police department to make sure that visitors are well protected. Stating that one of the most important aspects of a tourist destination is its security, Caesar stated that the Ministry has a zero tolerance for any criminal activity which affects visitors.

“We will not allow criminals to place any foothold on St. Vincent and the Grenadines that will damage the reputation of our country,” Caesar said.

Caesar added that during a meeting with members of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines police force, officers noted that they will be increasing day and night patrols on Union Island and also increase the presence of the Coast Guard in the Southern Grenadines. He added that the police intend to set up a Police substation in Mayreau and reinforce the Rapid Response Units in Union.(OS)