St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Hundreds of people, mainly school students were present at the Anti-Crime March and Rally, which took place on Tuesday (March 4).
The March started at Taylor’s Range, then to Victoria Road, Cayon Street, Church street passing Government Headquarters, to Liverpool Row and then Central Street before finally stopping at Independence Square.
The Anti-Crime March and Rally was organized by the St. Kitts-Nevis Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the Ministry of Education to encourage the youth to stay out of illegal activity.
The tagline for the march and rally is, “Stop ‘n’ think before you proceed (to engage in undesirable, illegal or criminal activity)” and was chanted by the participants of the march and rally as they walked.
Students from selected secondary schools, primary schools, and AVEC students were those who were marching at the event.
The rally saw speeches from various officials, including Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris, Permanent Secretary of National Security Osmond Petty and Crime Reduction Specialist Neals Chitan.
Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris speaking to WINN FM said that he hoped the Anti-Crime March and Rally brought awareness to young people as to how they can prevent crime.
“I think it was a very successful event and I want to congratulate all those responsible for the organization given the fact that so many of our young people fall victim to crime and violence it’s important that they become aware and not only that they become aware that they become involved in halting this upsurge in criminal activity. And today we were able to mobilize hundreds of young people with an understanding that they have a part to play, as far as the security of the country is concerned and indeed as far as their security as a citizen is concerned.”
Three hundred and eight pupils of the Project Stop and Think Sessions received Life Skills Achievement Certificates from Mr. Chitan at the rally.