Above: downtown St John’s (CJ Photo)
By the Caribbean Journal staff
Antigua and Barbuda’s government has unveiled its plans for ramped-up security at the Quays in downtown St John’s.
The plan includes an increase in the number of security officers, specialized officer training, the installation of cameras and designated areas for patrol.
It will apply to Heritage Quay and Redcliffe Quay.
The plan, which was explained by Captain Telbert Benjamin of the Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force, will also include improved signage, emergency assembly areas and information booths.
According to the plan, there are a number of existing security issues in the area, including an “uncontrolled presence of taxi drivers,” inadequate security personnel and poor lighting, among others.
The document has been submitted to the St John’s Development Corporation for review, according to Antigua National Security Minister Dr Errol Cort.