Saint Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Timothy Harris reportedly condemned a recent attack on two women in which one was killed.
The assault occurred Monday in Cotton Ground on Nevis island, where the 28-year-old Morella Webbe died of gunshot wounds and her companion Sonia Grant, 34, suffered serious injuries when the car where they were traveling was shot at. PM Harris assured that those responsible for the aggression will suffer the full weight of the law and urged all sectors of society to join forces with law enforcement officers to end the scourge of violence, The Observer underlines.
The Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis engage the growing participation of young people in criminal activities to curtail violence, according to official sources.
Local police statistics on crime show that 32 minors were charged in 2016 with serious crimes such as drug trafficking, robbery, battery and homicide.
The Caribbean nation is promoting actions to curb the problem of crime and violence, including partnerships with regional and international agencies and organizations.