Nevis: Premier Mark Brantley expresses views on crime in island nation
Nevis: Premier Mark Brantley expresses views on crime in island nation

St Kitts and Nevis: Premier of Nevis and leader of Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) Mark Brantley took to social media and expressed his views on crime. His social media post noted, “I have always said that crime is a social problem that requires all of society’s responses. We in the Federation and, more specifically, in Nevis have seen a steady decline in crime over the recent years.”

According to a post by the Premier, this has been due to interventions such as the Peace Programme, growth in jobs, substantial investment in technology such as CCTV, excellent police work and most importantly, a change in attitudes as the people of Nevis recognize the value of living together in peace.


The post further informed that the recent statistic shows a drop in major crimes in Nevis by 15 percent this year, and all categories of crime are down except robberies and drug possession. Most welcome is the fact that homicides were down from 4 in 2021 to 1 in 2022, sexual offences are down from 4 in 2021 to 1 in 2022 and possession of firearms is down from 6 in 2021 to 1 in 2022.

“I take the time to salute the Nevis High Command and its Leadership headed by Superintendent James Sutton, as well as the contingent of the army based on Nevis, which assists with patrols. I also commend the leadership at the CCTV Command Center and the staff there. PS Wakely Daniel also deserves commendation as he continues to work diligently on all matters involving security in Nevis. I also thank the Ministry of National Security on St Kitts for its continued support of security efforts across the Federation,” he mentioned.

In the end, he thanked the people of Nevis, especially the younger people for accepting that crime doesn’t pay and that together, the government can forge a better Nevis where peace abounds.