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Parliament calls on Curacao government to take action against crime
Published on August 18, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

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WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- The Parliament in Curacao has unanimously adopted a motion that calls on the government to come up with a national plan against crime, among other things. The 21 MPs agreed that the government must act against crime.

Parliament wants the government to introduce a structured multi-year policy to protect the elderly and the young people against crime. It is not yet clear how this should be structured, but the MPs want a report from the government each quarter starting November 2014 on how they are tackling crime.

The responsible minister to put this motion into effect is minister of justice, Nelson Navarro, who was also present during the public meeting of parliament.

The minister emphasized that there is no longer a distinction between good and bad or between decent people and criminals. Starting September 1 of this year, everyone who still has an illegal firearm in their possession is equal and will be treated equally by the law, he emphasised.

Republished with permission of the Curacao Chronicle
 
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