June 27, 2008
NCCP sends message for Carnival


Vincentians and visitors alike are being urged by the National Commission on Crime Prevention (NCCP) to take due care during the Carnival season, whilst they enjoy the festivities.

The NCCP, whilst fully aware that Vincentians enjoy being able to let loose and have a “nice time”, wants to remind the public that Vincy Carnival has evolved from being just a traditional celebration.{{more}} It has now become one of the biggest attractions in the Vincentian calendar, to which many tourists flock. This has made the festivity an important revenue earner. The NCCP appeals to citizens and visitors to bear these factors in mind and to avoid conflicts, excessive alcohol consumption, illicit drug use and engaging in sexual promiscuity. Revellers are also encourageded to leave their valuables at home so as not to attract the attentions of pickpockets and thieves.

Motorists are advised to secure their vehicles properly when attending events, and to steer clear of drinking and driving, speeding and reckless driving.

Not exempt from the warning, home-owners, too, are urged to practice caution when leaving their houses by securing all entries to their residences.

Last but not least, parents are cautioned to leave their children with reliable, trustworthy individuals when going out to partake in the festivities. Should they be carrying their children with them, then it would be pertinent to keep a close eye on them at all times.

The NCCP believes that should the public heed these advisory warnings, then it should be a safe and thoroughly enjoyable Carnival for all.