Former FBI Agent To Advise On Nevis Gang Activity
January 15TH, 2009
The Premier of Nevis, Hon. Joseph Parry has given strong support for new initiatives being considered by the Federal Government of St. Kitts & Nevis to help fight crime in the twin-island nation.
The Premier gave his assurance during a meeting on Saturday, 10th January, 2009, with a Former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Assistant Director in New York, Mr. Mark Mershon, that the Nevis Island Administration, (NIA), will work with the Federal Government to assist with programs to reduce the rising crime on the island.
Premier Parry, Permanent Secretary- Joseph Wiltshire, Cabinet Secretary- Ashley Farrell, Protocol Officer- Ms. Angelica Elliott and Advisor to the Premier- Llewellyn Parris, held talks at 10:00am last Saturday with Mr. Mershon, to discuss a way forward for the NIA to combat this troubling issue.
“A lengthy discussion was taken on crime in the Federation, more specifically Nevis. The former agent talked about his experiences in the United States of America and we indicated to him the problems of gangs, use of drugs and guns in Nevis,” said the Premier.
Mr. Mershon said he would like to meet with various agencies in order to get a better understanding of the composition, operations and motivation of gang members.
Meanwhile, Premier Parry said arrangements were made for the Former FBI agent to dialogue with representatives from the Christian Council, The Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the Evangelical Association.
According to Premier Parry, his administration will continue similar meetings, as efforts continue to combat crime on Nevis.