Savarin speaks of safe environment in Dominica

Charles Savarin

National Security Minister, Charles Savarin, has said government will continue to create a safe environment for nationals and visitors alike.

Savarin said the police, with the aid of recently acquired assets from friendly partners, have been increasingly successful in combating drug and small arms trafficking and human smuggling.

“The increase success of the coast guard, the Task Force, the Drug Squad and the SSU in that regard must receive special attention. Government continues to invest in developing the physical infrastructure and human resource base in support of the police,” he said.

According to Savarin, recruitment aimed at maintaining the force is ongoing and officers are exposed to overseas training on an ongoing basis.

“New police stations and inspectors quarters at Grand Bay have been recently completed, while construction of new police stations at La Plaine and Calibishie is to commence in this financial year,” he added.

Savarin noted that the prison service is undergoing transformation and renewed emphasis is being placed on skills training and improvement in the structures at the prison.

“Staffing requirement, equipment and training needs of prison officers are being reviewed to give greater focus to the rehabilitation of inmates,” he said.

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  1. ghh!
    January 1, 2013

    Your allegiance has been bought Mr. Savarin we all know you are not real .. we want to know about that African with SKB passport coming to DA with a gun and 59 rounds.

  2. jade
    December 30, 2012

    I was planning a trip home for summer and wanted to take a friend with me. No sah! Not me. I change my mind.

  3. ??????????
    December 30, 2012

    The safe encvironment must begin with the rogue leaders in governmentleading by example..

  4. whistle blower
    December 30, 2012

    Mr Savarin could you kindly issue a statement on the issue of the St Kitts man arrested in Barbados having been on his way to Dominica with 52 rounds of ammunition. Are you not concerned that he must have been on his way to wipe out your corrupt government?

  5. Reflection
    December 29, 2012

    Very well, Sir. You have listed steps being taken to address the crime problem but let’s face facts. We have a lot of work to do to make the island safe again for citizens and visitors, for private sea or river bathing, for solo jogging or hiking, among other activities.

    What about deterrents to crime, for example flogging a la cat-o-nine?? Everyone does not have to be sent to prison when a little flogging can help perpetrators respect other people and their property.

    Also, what about bringing back Civics throughout the school system? This is even more of a priority at this time than a university graduate in every home, many of whom have no sense of responsibility and are only focussed on WIIFM.

  6. 1979
    December 29, 2012


  7. Emil Ti Kwen
    December 29, 2012

    Savarin is hypocritical for he is the one that spoke to Cabinet Secretary Ferol in the Princess Margaret Hospital. Ferol was stabbed in the vicinity of Whitchurch supermarket. Knowing firsthand what happened to Ferol, how can he say that Dominica has a “safe environment”. Savarin had his mouth shut for a long time. Now he is opening his mouth again with a big ‘faux pas’. He will do better to lock up his mouth again.

  8. Morihei Ueshiba
    December 29, 2012

    Savarin stop playing politics under the DLP regime we have sky rocketing crime in Dominica, when in Dominica history we had so much shooting deaths and unsolved cases LIKE MANO CASE, u just putting a smile for the international community, u are a total failure.

  9. Lougaoo Mem
    December 28, 2012

    Wo-Yo-Yoy! Charlo just landed on La-la-land somewhere near Timbuktu, lol. We want that new police station and inspectors’ quarters in Grand Bay, converted to a Technical School to train the youth. We want a change for progress and employment, not new building to incarcerate. Ok!!!

  10. .
    December 28, 2012

    Stuppessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss.You all have killed the country.

  11. slim
    December 28, 2012

    Its all good to develop d country but i not seeing anything about d conditions firemen facing in this country. the working hours is just unfair, the conditions of the stations is just unplesent dont talk about the pay..i not even touching on management :cry:

  12. blahblah
    December 28, 2012

    if people did not call out on you to speak about all that crime happening in dominica you would not say anything….

  13. Vendetta
    December 28, 2012

    blah blah blah mr minister

  14. Vendetta
    December 28, 2012

    Power to the people never to the government

  15. Free Thinker
    December 28, 2012

    Sir, I must say that I have a very hard time being convinced by you in light of our present national security situation. Get on the ground Mr Savarin and see and hear what is going on. You see what happened to Mr Ferrol? The latest shooting incidence over Christmas? The lady at Giraudel? The gunman intercepted in Barbados? Mr G.O.N Emmanuel?
    Our high fences and security systems don’t always protect us from crime Sir!

  16. Anonymous
    December 28, 2012

    Citizen Kane you deserve the award of the decade for that comment. Truest one ever written here.

  17. Big Head
    December 28, 2012

    Man are you for real? with so much shit going down you talking that crap. stupesss

  18. dissident
    December 28, 2012

    U are either way out of touch or just plain ignorant. A st kitts national was arrested in Barbados en route to Dominica with a gun and ammunition hidden in his luggage and ur ministry hasn’t said a word and u want to convince me about who safe. We doh have scanners at de night landing facility to prevent him or others from entering our island and u talk of being safe?
    Can de ordinary citizen dependent on red clinic for sugar and milk afford ADT home security?

    Training overseas, rrcruitment ……..blah blah blah.
    How can I be safe when in 2012 police officers are harboring illegal guns? Have de police been successful at retrieving any of the guns that went missing from de armory? I wonder if any of these illegal guns we finding in de possession of police officers are the same guns that went missing.

    Who knows what else is on de loose. Who knows if there is a gunman loose in DA looking to take down his target.

    I listening

  19. Donna Baran
    December 28, 2012

    Dominica is many things – majestic, primal, beautiful, natural and wild but, she is anything but safe for nationals or tourists.

    • Lost
      December 28, 2012

      Exactly!! I would never send someone I love there at this time.

  20. Citizen Kane
    December 28, 2012

    Mr. Savarin,
    Your ministry should seek first to create an environment where the criminal economy is not seen as the most viable … then your security matters should be far less complex.

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