DETA recommends retired Chief Inspector to assist with security issues

first_imgLocalNews DETA recommends retired Chief Inspector to assist with security issues by: – February 17, 2012 Sharing is caring! Share 41 Views   one comment Tweetcenter_img Share CEO/Coordinator of DETA, Parry Bellot. Chief Executive Officer and Coordinator of the Dominica Eco-Tourism Association (DETA) Parry Bellot has recommended that the government invites a former Chief Inspector David Michael to conduct a practical study and analysis of security issues in Dominica.Mr. Bellot submitted a practical action proposal to the Dominica Association of Hotel and Tourism regarding visitor crime mitigation on Thursday.Current executive members and former past presidents of the DHTA held an emergency meeting on with a view to finding possible recommendations on mitigating current trend of attacks on visitors on the island.In a proposal which was first submitted to the DHTA and the Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce (DAIC) in October, 2011 Mr. Bellot noted his concern warning that the increase rate of rural crime could increase.“I am also particularly concerned regarding the increase in rural crime and the potential for a great increase in the same in coming months especially regarding visitors if nothing is put in place.”He made specific reference one of Dominica’s newest tourist destination sites; “this has special concern regarding the increasingly travelled Waitukubuli National Trail. The criminal element will soon pick up on the opportunities being created!”Bellot explains in that proposal that the increase in violent crime would pose major implications for Dominicans including the thousands of tourists who stay-over in guest houses, inns and resorts located throughout country. According to him, “with the increase in popularity and usage of the Waitukubuli National Trail by tourists and locals, where a single hiker or couple could walk for miles in fairly isolated conditions, the odds of being robbed or assaulted increase dramatically!”“I would like to URGENTLY propose that the Cabinet Sub-Committee consider inviting Dominican former Chief Inspector David Michael, retired, to conduct a practical study and analysis of these rural security issues in Dominica, along with his appropriate recommendations for pre-emptive action.”Bellot notes that Inspector Michael is “well-experienced, very competent and held in extremely high regard by his British colleagues”.He suggests that Inspector Michael is best suited for this project as he is Dominican and has the benefit of “truly understanding our country and rural communities, he is also willing to assist as he has offered his services to senior officials of the Dominica Police Force as well as Government Ministers.Bellot says further in his proposal, “While he currently has his own consultancy firm Mr. Michael has made it clear on many occasions that money would not be an impediment to serve”.He notes that upon completion of this study by Inspector Michael coupled with recommendations and a development period this could “provide a valuable new framework in helping both the Dominican police reach a ”new level” in capability, as well as in reducing the potential for criminal activity”.Bellot asks; “How many more must be brutally robbed before ACTION is taken by the Government authorities?”Dominica Vibes News Sharelast_img

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