Coast Guard facility
Drug dealers have reason to be more cautious, when carrying out their illegal activities at sea, as the Commonwealth of Dominica Coast Guard commissioned two new high speed sea patrol boats.
The boats were added to their ever growing fleet, all in the effort to combating the increase in drug trafficking in Dominica.
A Ground breaking ceremony for the New Coast Guard Facility, Bell Hall and Commissioning of Secure Seas Interceptor Vessels in partnership with the United States Government was held on Thursday May 31st.
Hon. Skerrit says that the Government will implement strict rules and regulations to reduce the amount of illegal weapons and substances from entering the country.
He believes often enough people fail to realize that illegal behaviors in our country have consequences and also could be harmful to our citizens.
Mr. Skerrit says in so doing the Government is taking to a next level, the combat against crime and criminal activity in Dominica and the Region.
He says the Government hopes to raise awareness against crime and criminal activities in the communities within Dominica.
Major General John. M Croley Deputy Commander of the United States says he believes in doing things the right way and as professional as possible.
Mr. Croley says we are blessed with a dedicated, organized and professional police force and as citizens; we need to work with them.
United States Ambassador His Excellency Larry Leon Palmer says he is pleased that both vessels were named after officers who dedicated their lives to Dominica.
WRITTEN BY: LARRY LAROCQUE