Police in St. Vincent and the Grenadines have been given clear instructions to deal with the “foolishness” that goes on in some minivans across the country.
Prime Minister and Minister of National Security said that persons might have noticed that minivan operators have “toned down” after police began enforcing the relevant traffic laws recently.
This has led to one omnibus operator being fined for playing music in the vehicle, in Kingstown.
“And this foolishness of women and men hanging their bottom outside of a vehicle and wining (dancing), saying they’re going on for internal tourism, the police are under clear instructions as to how to deal with these matters.
“I don’t know if you all noticing that these things — and when a fella wanted to be boasting and obstreperous about it, the police pulled him in and did what they had to do. I am not saying what they are doing.”
He was speaking in apparent reference to the minivan driver who defended his involvement in a high-speed, reckless race with another minivan, which was recorded and shared on social media.
The van driver called into a radio station to say their actions were not reckless because no one was injured as a result.
“All of these things are happening and I want to thank the police because while Friday is sleeping and saying that criminals overrun the place and that the police can’t handle it, they are out there trying to make him sleep safely, and all of us.”