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    The minister of justice has responded to the criticism. http://www.arubatraveller.com/papers...811/index.html

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    Apparently the latest victim of a violent crime was a taxi driver shot in the "hotel area". The suspects have been arrested, but naturally have not yet gone to trial so we do not know if they are guilty or innocent.

    I will remind everyone, that just because you see cameras does not mean that they are in use. I found the quote below interesting as well. Under pressure I suppose it is easy for the Minister to spread the blame around by also accusing the hotels of not doing enough.


    "It is lamentable that most hotels that usually try to save more money on security measures by not installing security cameras to protect their property and not hiring enough employees in the security department are the first one to come out and complain when crime rates go up."

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    that is a great article thanks for sharing.

    i especially like the last 3 or 4 paragraphs.

    if we expect the police to do it all we will all be greatly disappinted.
    just ike here in the usa, it is so important for community members to be proactive.

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    Apparently the latest victim of a violent crime was a taxi driver shot in the "hotel area". The suspects have been arrested, but naturally have not yet gone to trial so we do not know if they are guilty or innocent.

    I will remind everyone, that just because you see cameras does not mean that they are in use. I found the quote below interesting as well. Under pressure I suppose it is easy for the Minister to spread the blame around by also accusing the hotels of not doing enough.


    "It is lamentable that most hotels that usually try to save more money on security measures by not installing security cameras to protect their property and not hiring enough employees in the security department are the first one to come out and complain when crime rates go up."

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    I read the article this morning and came to a similar conclusion. It's always easy to point the finger at someone else.

    From our experiences in the USA:

    1. Stop corruption in politics and government agency's.
    2. Eliminate the drug market.
    3. Keep everyone gainfully employed and healthy.

    Unfortunately we can't seem to get a handle on any of the above...

    The security presence and neighborhood watch programs can be a great thing, when combined with substantial penalties for those that break the law.

    Just my humble opinion...
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