Published On: Wed, Jan 22nd, 2014

PAR and MAN request meeting to discuss crime

Curacao ParliamentWILLEMSTAD – Parliamentary factions of the PAR and the MAN have requested a public meeting in Parliament about the rising crime on the island.

In a letter to the President of Parliament, Marcolino Franco both parties concluded that the crime situation on the island is getting worse.

In the letter, the MP’s, Zita Jesus - Leito and Armin Konket (both PAR) and Hensley Koeiman (MAN) have serious concerns about the increase in crime, including violent attacks on both individuals and businesses, and theft. The two groups are talking about a crime wave that taking the worse forms.

“In the past week have several robberies have occurred again, but also other offenses that have brought confusion, fear and insecurity in the community itself. The Curaçao people deserve peace, but also clarity of the Minister of Justice about what he will do to deal with this crime wave. The situation is getting out of control day by day and the people are feeling more insecure, “the applicants stated in their letter to the President of Parliament.

Given the urgent situation regarding crime the two groups call on the President to schedule the meeting this week.

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