Premier Parry said the officers also explained to him their strategies for bringing crime down in 2012, and outlined what tools would be needed in the fight against crime on Nevis.
“I was very pleased to see that the statistics for robberies on Nevis have dropped considerably because of the hard work of the police on Nevis, and the patrols introduced by new Commissioner CG. Walwyn,” said Premier Parry.
The Premier said he believes that the presence of the new Commissioner has made a difference in the Federation.
“I do not want to take anything away from the police officers on Nevis. In fact, I am very proud that their rate of crime detection was 46%, not only the highest in the Federation, but one of the highest in the OECS,” said Hon. Parry.
Premier Parry called on the community to assist the police by giving them vital information on crime, and supporting where ever and however they can.
Mr. Parry sounded a note of warning to some expats who seek to evade paying taxes by employing lawyers to assist them, thus depriving the Nevis Treasury of much needed revenue for the good of the island.
“If we have serious crime on the island, people will not visit the hotels or want to invest on Nevis and any investment on the island will be in jeopardy,” said the Premier.
Premier Parry appealed to expats, saying “police stations, vehicles and safety come at a cost, and their contribution to the island is important and needed”.