Statement By Hon. Kindra Maturine-Stewart On Bank Robbery In Carriacou

PR- As the Member of Parliament for Carriacou and Petite Martinique, I applaud the law enforcement and security forces on the island whose swift action today, Monday October 18, 2021, ensured that five foreign nationals allegedly implicated in the robbing of a bank in our peaceful community were captured.
My office has been informed that men identified as all Trinidadian nationals were captured at sea during their attempted get away from the island after allegedly robbing the Carriacou branch of the Grenada Co-operative Bank located at Hillsborough, Carriacou.
Indeed, the people of Carriacou and Petite Martinique are heartened by the swift and efficient action of the local police and coast guard which reflects the improved local security capacity on the island.
In recent years, the government invested great resources in personnel and equipment in our ongoing efforts at improved security.
Despite that fact, we are determined to review even further some of the local security operations since this is the second time within two years that our very peaceful community has been jolted by what is effectively a cross-border raid by regional criminal elements.
We are thankful that none of our citizens were hurt during today’s dramatic development, though witnesses would have had some trauma since it is unusual in one of the most serene and peaceful jurisdictions in this hemisphere.