NDP denounces attack on Dr Browne-Caesar
The New Democratic Party (NDP) on Monday said it was alarmed and saddened to hear of the incident in which Dr Reisha Twana Browne-Caesar was robbed at knife-point on Saturday, while carrying her child in her arms.
“We are grateful for reports that they suffered no physical injury in the incident and trust that she and her family will recover fully from this ordeal.
“We are also pleased to hear of the prompt response by the police. The NDP has made many calls on the police to step up their investigation of crimes and to implement measures to prevent crime,” said a September 17 release from the NDP.
“Crime is a serious matter in SVG, and it affects all of us and crosses all divides. The NDP once again calls on the Minister of National Security, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, to acknowledge the worsening crime situation in St Vincent and the Grenadines and formally address the nation on his government’s plans to deal with it.
“The NDP remains willing to work with government and other organizations to address the problem. The collaborative efforts of united, caring communities will enable us to succeed in combating the national crisis of crime and violence in SVG.
“We again implore anyone with information that might assist the police in their investigations to provide it to the police and we call on the police to redouble their efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice, and to resolve other unsolved violent crimes in our country,” the release ended.
Dr Browne-Caesar is a consultant nephrologist at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital and wife of Minister of Agriculture and parliamentary representative for South Central Windward Saboto Caesar.