FORMER CHIEF MINISTER CONDEMNS VIOLENCE

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By anguillian December 21, 2012 11:02

FORMER CHIEF MINISTER CONDEMNS VIOLENCE

 

Mr. Osbourne Fleming

Anguilla’s former Chief Minister, Osbourne Fleming, has come out in strong condemnation of the spate of violence which the island has been experiencing for some time now.
His statement in that regard was issuedto the media on Wednesday this week, two days after the island was shaken by the shooting death of two persons, and injuries to three others, at Blue Diamond Bar in The Quarter.
Mr. Fleming’s statement is as follows: “As the former Chief Minister of Anguilla, I am deeply concerned about the criminal activities taking place in Anguilla.
“I am concerned that the very existence of the people of Anguilla is threatened. Tourism is the only industry on which we survive. The world watching; the world is listening; and the world is acting on what is happening in Anguilla.
“I call on all those persons who are engaged in criminal activities to desist now. I take this opportunity to condemn these acts of violence. They only seek to destroy Anguilla.”
Mr. Fleming charged later that with all the criminal activities taking place in Anguilla, the present “Government had never seriously condemned what’s going on.”
He added: “As the former Chief Minister of Anguilla, I think I have an obligation to do something about it by making a statement.

anguillian
By anguillian December 21, 2012 11:02

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