In the Right Direction Nevis Nice

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In The Right Direction On Wednesday, the cabinet of the federal government and the cabinet of the Nevis Island Administration met in a joint session to discuss and review a number of topics of mutual interest. The agenda was topped by a report on crime and gang-related activities written by a member of U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation. The contents of that report have not yet been made public, but Prime Minister Denzil Douglas has said they will be ” and every citizen of the Federation is waiting to see what the report says. Until that day comes, it’s impossible to judge its findings, conclusions or recommendations. What can be said at this time is that getting this report completed and submitted is a step in the right direction. However, it is only one step. But other steps can be taken now, both inside and outside government. These include instituting a sustained public education campaign supporting law enforcement and condemning crime; messages can be sent from every pulpit that the criminal element in our society is destructive, poisonous and morally unacceptable and should not be tolerated; parents can make a stronger commitment to watching over their children; neighbors can work together to watch out for each other; and law enforcement authorities can be more forthright about criminal activities in furtherance of public safety. Once the report is released, the government should take steps ” actions the prime minister has said that he would undertake ” to bring all interested parties together to construct a national anti-crime program. The list of invitees should include members of the opposition, who can come to the table in the spirit of bipartisanship they profess on this issue or with a goal of scoring political points, which would undermine their credibility. Let them come, have their say, then let the people judge. An issue of this importance demands deliberation, yet with no abatement of criminal activity in sight, speed is of the essence. Every day that sustains the status quo is a day of danger to all citizens in the Federation. It is time to take more steps. And it is time to take those steps at a fast pace. Lives are at stake. Nevis, Nice In today’s edition of The Observer, there is a story about an event honoring excellence in the Nevis tourism industry. The awards are different, though, in a very good way: The honorees are not just the big shots of the industry, but the people in the trenches who interact with visitors most closely, doing things like cooking, cleaning and driving. It’s the people who punch the time clocks that either make or break Nevis as a great tourism destination. While other, more powerful individuals may make big decisions, it is ultimately the staffs of every establishment who will make visitors feel welcome. Their hard work and dedication are the lifeblood of this industry. It is great to see them receive the recognition they so richly deserve.

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