August Town Social Worker Calls for Sustained Police Presence Amidst Flare-Up

Social Worker and Founder of the August Town Peace Builders, Kenneth Wilson, is calling for there to be a sustained presence of the security forces in the crime-plagued community.

His call comes after one man was killed and another seriously injured yesterday, as violence erupted in the community again.

The Police later arrested twelve people, including a wanted man during a joint military operation.

Mr Wilson says only intense policing can renew a sense of hope and freedom of the people.

He says the security forces and social intervention activists are making strides in addressing the rampant criminality in August Town. But, Mr Wilson notes that there are challenges.

He’s also chiding young persons who chose to engage in criminality, to their detriment.


Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.

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