Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Criticism has come in the face of Caribbean governments by International human rights group Amnesty International for supporting capital punishment.
Recent reports stated that Amnesty said last year there were two worrying instances of countries still using the death penalty. The first being an execution that was done in CARICOM after eight years carried out by St. Kitts Nevis.
"Since 2003 there have been no executions outside of the United States in the whole of the Americas until 2008 when in December St. Kitts hung a man called Lovelace and Amnesty International very much regrets that,"
"If you look at the United States, the states that use the death penalty have higher homicide rates than states that don't. It is not the answer to solving the crime problem that lies with better policing, anti-poverty measures and other things" said Mr. Banister.