Despite the fact that many citizens feel their rights are being suppressed under the state of emergency, Sports Minister, Anil Roberts, is defending government’s decision to use joint police/ army patrols in the fight against crime.  

In an interview this morning the outspoken minister noted that under the previous regime these very initiatives were used, but illegally, and in a high handed manner to address crime, which remained high…

Minister Roberts maintains the People’s Partnership government is using the protective services legally…

Questioned about the Prime Minister’s trip overseas at this particular time, Mr. Roberts noted that with the state of emergency, they expected the crime situation in the country to greatly improve….

But Roberts notes that the vision for the country should not be at a standstill….