Acting Police Commissioner,Milton Desir, has expressed concern about the number of homicides recorded so far for the year.
“Our record is nineteen so far for the year – we are only in March,” Desir told the Times, adding that the trend seems to be the use of sharp objects.
The Acting Police Chief described knives and cutlasses as ‘lawful’ objects which people use in the wrong way.
He said that persons need to know how to deal with their conflicts.
Desir explained that in some cases, it is difficult for the police to intervene because conflicts occur in private.
He spoke of a situation where two people are in a home,an argument erupts and someone reaches for a sharp object.
According to the Acting Police Commissioner, people need to take responsibility for their actions while respecting their own life and the lives and property of others.
“If that is done it is only then that we will probably see a change,” he asserted.
Desir said that for the last five homicides persons have been arrested and charged.
He said it was good that the cases were solved, but observed that it would have been better if the homicides had not occurred.