Police officials here are warning that in order to maintain peace and security at the 11th annual LIME Creole in the Park (CITP), a forceful approach will be executed and there will be a zero tolerance to criminality.
“This year the police will adopt a robust enforcement approach with zero tolerance to criminality and all breaches of the peace,” Superintendent of Police David Andrew told a press conference on Wednesday morning. “We will conduct among other things foot patrol and mobile patrol, pay particular attention to parked motor vehicles to ensure that they are secured and they do not have important articles and items exposed.”
Entry to the Botanic Gardens will be allowed on presentation of a valid ticket or pass and having presented the ticket, patrons will be screened and searched in the person while their bags and their equipment will also be searched.
Once that is completed and police officials are satisfied, an arm band will be provided, according to Andrew.
He also warned that fire arms will not be permitted in the venue whether they are licensed or not. The same goes for nail files, cutlery, scissors and compasses.
“No other weapons will be allowed or other articles which can be adapted as an offensive weapon will be allowed. No smoking, no stowaway, no unauthorized vending will be allowed,” he stated.
Homeowners are also being cautioned that when leaving their homes they should ensure that it is properly secured, inform neighbors of their whereabouts and leave a light on as a precautionary measure.
Vehicle owners must also ensure that their vehicles are well secured.
“Most importantly they are advised not to leave any items, articles or equipment that would attract would be thieves. So if we do that we can help them and they can help us to ensure a crime free activity,” Andrew said.
The daytime event, which will run from next week Monday to Thursday (21st-24th, 2013), will take place at the scenic Botanic Gardens and is expected to see an array of local acts.
Belles Combo, First Serenade and WCK Reunion are expected to headline the event.
It will feature some of Dominica’s best emerging talents alongside more established artistes and bands.
Some of the artistes and bands include Midnight Groovers, Colton T, Triple Kay Global, Sick Berry and Aima Moses.
Price of tickets for all days remains at $5 and $10 on day four.
The full line up is as follows:
MONDAY 21st OCTOBER…DAY 1
FREEDY AND FRIENDS
CARIB BEER CALYPSO CONNECTION
MEL C AND TI ORKEST
TRIPLE KAY GLOBAL
KAYYO AND ANDERSON
THE ORIGINAL WCK WITH DERICK RAH PETERS AND CORNEL PHILLIP AND MORE OF THE ORIGINAL WCK MEMBERS