The Attorney General reported that the Business Community has made it clear that its members are ready to provide support to the government’s crime–fighting efforts. The assertions followed a meeting with the Syrian and Lebanese Communities on Tuesday night. The community groups were attending a memorial service for a murdered Syrian businessman who was shot to death by a robber armed with an illegal gun. Further talks will follow to fine-tune the precise methodologies that will assist with the crime-fighting .
ii. The Cabinet is concerned by the manner in which illegal guns are being smuggled into Antigua and Barbuda. The Cabinet has advised law enforcement to increase their monitoring of the Airports and Sea Ports.
iii. The Cabinet expressed its appreciation to the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda for their speedy work in apprehending two suspects in the recent murder. The Police also have two suspects in custody in connection with the Roti King robbery. In the case of the rape of the 46 year old woman, the Police have five suspects in custody; one is 13, two are 15 and two are 17 years old.