National Security Minister says while persons have a right to express themselves there are provisions within the law for the way in which it is done
Dominica’s National Security Minister, Rayburn Blackmoore, says while persons have a right to express themselves in a democratic country, there are provisions within the law for the way it is done and how.
Blackmoore says he too is very concerned about the incitement coming from various callers to radio talk shows.
Earlier this week Police Chief Daniel Carbon raised concerns over statements he says are made by callers on radio talk shows which he believes incite members of the public to commit acts of lawlessness and violence.
Carbon says police have a mandate to uphold law and order and Dominica will not experience the errors of 1979 and the early 1980’s.
While the police chief did not specify on which radio stations the calls were made, he did note that Dominica is a country known for its peacefulness and tranquillity, and there is a procedure outlined in the law for people to embark on lawful protest action.
And Dominica’s National Security Minister Rayburn Blackmoore told members of the media there are many positive things the country’s citizens can do and can be doing apart from inciting violence.
Blackmoore says government will continue to provide support to the police force to ensure peace is maintained in Dominica.
National Security Minister Rayburn Blackmoore
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