December 2, 2005
Commissioner calls for peaceful elections

New Commissioner of Police, Keith Miller, wants the General Elections to be the most peaceful elections to ever take place in the history of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Speaking to the media on Friday, November 25, in his first press conference in his near two months at the helm of the Royal St.Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force, Commissioner Miller said there have been 14 reported minor incidents so far.{{more}}

He stated that as the poll nears, persons, because of their political affiliations would want to strengthen their support but they do not have to do so in a violent manner.

“We can have a peaceful elections. I’m looking forward to a peaceful election. So come the eighth of December we will not have any post election problems on our hands to mop up.”

He promised that his officers are prepared to work hard on polling day to ensure that peace is maintained throughout St.Vincent and the Grenadines.

Commissioner Miller said that like any other professional organization, the police force has a contingency plan in place for the smooth conduct of the General Elections.

“I’m asking citizens to go about their business without infringing on other persons’ rights. It is true people would want to support their various parties but we can do that without being violent to each other,” said Miller.

He disclosed that it has been brought to the attention of the police that suppoters of opposing parties who are travelling in campaign vehicles are meeting each other and are issuing threats.

“We do not want our campaign activities to degenerate into that… When these actions are brought to our notice we will have to take the corrective measure,” warned Miller.