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Wednesday, 13 June 2012

PRESS STATEMENT- "Can We All Just Get Along?"

Mr. Victor F. Banks
From the desk of AUF Party Leader – Victor Banks 

Let us take this opportunity to extend condolences to the families of the victims of the acts of violence that have been plaguing our community for many months. These senseless acts have resulted in the death and the permanent physical disability of a number of our young men in particular. It has brought grief and heartrending pain to many families throughout this island.

At this time no other issue is more important than addressing the crime situation on Anguilla. In this regard the Anguilla United Front has taken the decision to extend its full support to the Government of Anguilla in implementing a strategy that can be effective in bringing an end to this scourge that is destroying the peace and security of all residents of Anguilla.

In addition, we have resolved to put aside any discussion on all political issues that may have the tendency to distract from the important steps required to eradicate this dangerous trend towards crime and violence in our country. We will also make available very shortly our strategy document dealing with a response to the issues of crime and violence for consideration by Government and the community as a whole. We have noted that the Police Force is in need of serious technical and specialist support and call upon the Government to take every action to secure such assistance from whatever sources are necessary and at whatever cost.

We must express that what is happening is really a matter of Anguillians against Anguillians and should not be regarded by anyone in our community as acceptable. Crime must be everyone’s concern. We extend an urgent call to all residents of Anguilla to do their part in assisting to bring an end to this vicious cycle of violence.

By: Victor F. Banks
Victor Banks is a former Finance, Economics, Commerce and Tourism Minister on Anguilla. He is presently the leader of the Oposition Anguilla United Front Party, writer and author of a weekly political article for The Anguillian News Paper, lyricist, and a self-employed entrepreneur.

1 comment:

  1. Indeed, epidemic crimes MUST be solved further salt in wound of ViCTIMS their families and the nation.


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