(Cabinet notes)The Cabinet heaped praises on the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda and The Defence Force for their presence during the Carnival street events, quickly intervening whenever a fracas occurred. Despite the reports of youth violence, there was virtually none during the Carnival celebrations, nor since the end of the Carnival season.
ii) The Central Board of Health was congratulated for its swift action following the close of the several streets events; the streets were littered with cups, bottles, paper and other waste material. Within hours, the streets of central St. John’s, where the events were held, the CBH workers quickly made them clean. The Cabinet agreed to make good on the overtime payments which those workers earned.
iii) The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) was also applauded for its quick responses to emergencies and the professionalism it provided during the weeks of Carnival. Despite road blocks and traffics jams, EMS responded in record time every time they were called upon, the Cabinet noted.