CaribWorldNews, BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Weds. Jan. 6, 2010: Its only the sixth day of the year but the crime rate on the tiny island of St. Kitts/Nevis is already at two.
The first victim – 26 year Keithon Stanley – was brutally executed in the early hours of January 1st in the quiet community of Craddock Roan in Nevis.
Fifteen hours later, Bevon Richards of Cotton Ground, was fatally shot in the neck.
The two murders came just two weeks after the cold blooded slaying of Bernard Berry on 14th December made 2009 the most murderous ever with 27 officially recorded killings.
Crime continues to be a concern in St. Kitts as the island prepares for general elections. The opposition party is calling for change claiming that Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Denzil Douglas, has failed miserably to address the spiraling crime rate across the country.