The New Democratic Party (NDP) says it is alarmed and saddened to hear of the incident in which Dr. Reisha Twana Browne-Caesar, wife of Minister of Agriculture, the Honourable Saboto Caesar and consultant Nephrologist at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, was robbed at knife-point on Saturday September 15, as she was exiting her car at her home at Cedars in the South Windward area.

Dr. Browne-Caesar had her young child in her arms when the robbery occurred.

“We are grateful for reports that they suffered no physical injury in the incident and trust that she and her family will recover fully from this ordeal,” the NDP said in a release today.

“We are also pleased to hear of the prompt response by the police.”

The NDP has made many calls on the police to step up their investigation of crimes and to implement measures to prevent crime.

The NDP said crime is a serious matter in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and it affect all of us and crosses all divide. The party therefore once again calls on the Minister of National Security, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, to acknowledge the worsening crime situation in St Vincent and the Grenadines and formally address the nation on his government’s plans to deal with it.

The NDP said it remains willing to work with government and other organizations to address the problem. The collaborative efforts of united, caring communities, it said, will enable us to succeed in combating the national crisis of crime and violence in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The New Democratic Party once again implores anyone with information that might assist the police in their investigations to provide it to the police.

It also calls on the police to redouble their efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice, and to resolve other unsolved violent crimes in our country.

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