Monday, September 4, 2006
The traditional approaches to dealing with crime must be replaced with new ways of thinking that out of the box. This was the view expressed by Deputy Prime Minister of the Bahamas and Minister of National Security Cynthia Pratt when she spoke at the first annual International Crime Summit held in late august this year. The event was hosted by The Royal Bahamas Police Force, under the theme Enforcing the fight against crime, violence and social ills through global collaboration.
The Deputy Prime Minister said it was simplistic and wrong to believe that the police, by themselves, can stop crime or that the Defence Force is able to solve the problem of illegal immigration. Pratt pointed out that the problems of today were increasingly multidisciplinary, requiring greater and almost seamless inter-ministerial cooperation and coordination. She called on the different ministeries and departments to develop and foster partnerships with non-State actors, non-governmental organizations and all of civil society to develop strategies and initiatves to put an end to the conditions and circumstances giving rise to crime in the country