Citizens, visitors and local organizations have been victims to a wide array of violent crimes, including murder, robbery and rape. The DHTA says it will be collaborating with DAIC, Crime Stoppers Dominica, and the Dominica Police, in a joint press conference on Wednesday 27th January at 3:30 pm, to raise public awareness on the importance of getting involved in preventing and solving crimes.
According to a release, the aim of the press conference is to explain the negative impact of crime and to appeal to the public to get involved in protecting and enhancing the way of life in Dominica and ensuring that the Nature Isle is a safe and secure destination for the world to visit.
It states further that Dominica is a small island nation whose economy and quality of life critically hinge on the safety and security of its citizens, visitors and businesses. As such, it is in the best interest of all Dominicans to do what they can to help prevent crimes when they see them occurring, and to help the police resolve cases by providing critical information, even if that is done anonymously.
These stakeholders say, with criminal activity on the rise, it compromises the safety and security of everyone, and puts at risk, the Dominican economy as well as many civil liberties that are taken for granted.