#Providenciales, October 13, 2019 – Turks and Caicos – We wish to extend our sincerest sympathy to the family of the young man who loss his life last evening and pray God’s comfort be yours at this time. We wish to also share our sympathies with those who are victims of the recent crime spree. We acknowledge that these are difficult and trying times but we remain committed to the task at hand of delivering a safer place for us all.
Today, October 13, 2019 we met with the Acting Commissioner of Police Rodney Adams together with the Deputy Premier and have been briefed as to the ongoing operations and the investigations into the recent increase in serious and violent crime. The Police are continuing its sustained operations, the increased patrols and will continue to deploy further crime fighting strategies.
We are extremely concerned with the climate of fear that is prevailing our communities particularly in Providenciales and met to also share our concerns and to ensure that the feelings of the public is represented to the highest level of enforcement.
Our Police are working hard and we continue to support them. We are however pleased through this medium to say that we have and are securing external support for reinforcement to bolster the work of the Police.
What has happened over the past few days is unprecedented and not the home that we can recognise or wish to raise our families. We stand in solidarity with the Turks and Caicos Islands and ask that we work together with the Police to arrest this situation.
The Police will update the Public on Tuesday morning on immediate measures and will again call on the Public to offer the Police your fullest cooperation.
Released Jointly By Acting Governor HE Anya Williams and Premier Hon Sharlene Cartwright Robinson