Zero tolerance to crime at CITP – police

Superintendent David Andrew
Superintendent David Andrew

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
GOSPEL MUSIC
8TH NOTE
FREEDY AND FRIENDS
AND MORE

TUESDAY

EXTACY BAND
KROSS VIBES
SICK BERRY
MIDNIGHT GROOVERS
SWINGING STARS
CARIB BEER CALYPSO CONNECTION

WEDNESDAY

RAS MO
MEL C AND TI ORKEST
FANATIK
FIRST SERENADE
COLTON T
TRIPLE KAY GLOBAL
KAYYO AND ANDERSON
BELLES COMBO

THURSDAY

AIMA MOSES
NAYEE
ASA BANTON
THE ORIGINAL WCK WITH DERICK RAH PETERS AND CORNEL PHILLIP AND MORE OF THE ORIGINAL WCK MEMBERS

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7 Comments

  1. Francisco Telemaque
    October 17, 2013

    “a forceful approach will be executed and there will be a zero tolerance to criminality. “This year”(David Andrew).

    Here is why there shall always be chaos, and entropy in Dominica!

    In the quote above the words spoken appears to be the words of an untrained man, with an untrained mind, and no law enforcement skills, and very little commonsense.

    One would expect a police officer to conduct himself in a more professional manner, and would have used a better choice of words.

    One should be more diplomatic about what they say when dealing with law enforcement; it appears this man is inciting the criminals, and calling for confrontation, instead of asking all concern to conduct themselves in a peaceful and civilize manna and enjoy the festivities.

    If you are prepared to be forceful before the event, that is something your superior should be concerned about; I would worry that you David can cause a riot based on your words which sound stupid and prejudicial.

    Polices officers has to be on a ready when large crowed are gathered, and the consumption of alcohol is involved, however, to make the statement ” a forceful approach will be executed, that is an indication you are going to provoke an incident so that you can show you power of brutality, on the unsuspecting.

    When you say you are going to approach forcefully, you are indicating you are going to archive your goal by strength, in your struggle with violence against the people, criminal or no criminal.

    Perhaps it is time you are given a few classes in the English language, because what you said should cause people to view you as a very dangerous man and a threat to freedom, and the society ingeneral!

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  2. Hitron
    October 17, 2013

    For all the trouble makers come good this year because the men in black will be waiting for all you, if you don’t know who that is its the TASK FORCE!!!! Giving them all the support to keep the crime down.

  3. Puffy
    October 17, 2013

    :wink: ….it would be nice to ease up on the smokers…. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :lol:

  4. BOMB
    October 17, 2013

    hmn look trouble.and no vieux negs allowed ,they cause all the trouble damn idiots.

  5. Justice and Truth
    October 17, 2013

    I heard that last year. :lol: Zero tolerance should be all year round so that, on occasion as this, they will get accustomed to it and know what to expect should they breach it.

  6. DC
    October 16, 2013

    This is the right approach to ensure a peaceful event. All efforts must be made to avoid incidents. Looking forward to to the festivities. Happy celebrations to all!

  7. Presidential
    October 16, 2013

    U people remembered wat happened last year….u better put up secrutity for CITP….

    PLEASE MR. OFFICER PLEASE
    I WANT TO ENJOY…MY SEWO
    OH OH OH :-P :mrgreen:

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