In a statement, Mr Vaz says the recent upsurge in criminal activities, especially murders, must be strongly condemned by all law abiding citizens and all stakeholders must join forces with the police to return the parish to normalcy.
Mr Vaz said there is urgent need for the saturation of the security forces in the troubled communities and for resources to strengthen the investigative capacities of the police to be increased so that those who are behind the killings can be brought to justice.
“I am encouraging residents to cooperate with the security forces so that perpetrators can be properly prosecuted.” Mr Vaz said.
According to the Member of Parliament, there is need to fast track plans to improve the social and infrastructural conditions in volatile communities to engender hope, especially to the poorest and most vulnerable.
The police on Wednesday imposed a curfew in two sections of Savanna-la-Mar, after gunmen went on rampages in separate incidents across the parish between Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning killing eight people and injuring one.
Soon after, a total of 24 people were listed as wanted in the parish while another 13 were named as persons of interest.
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