Sunday 21 July, 2019

Tourism Minister saddened over 'senseless' Maracas beach killing

Tourism Minister Randall Mitchell has expressed regret for the loss of life in Sunday night’s shooting incident at the NP Service Station in Maracas.

26-year-old Kiedon Williams of Gonzales, was killed while liming a short distance away from the Maracas Beach Facility.

In a statement on Monday, Minister Mitchell described the incident as “most unfortunate and senseless.”

He assured that “adequate security services, including officers from the Maracas Police Station, Municipal Police officers from the San Juan/Laventille Regional Corporation and private officers, are also being deployed at the Maracas Beach Facility.”

The Tourism Minister further reassured that the management of the Maracas Beach Facility “aims to provide an enjoyable, safe and secure experience for all beachgoers especially during this peak holiday period.”

The 26-year-old victim was gunned down outside of the usual operating hours of the Maracas Beach Facility which are; Monday to Thursday 8 am to 6 pm and Friday to Sunday and public holidays from 8 am to 8 pm.

Police are continuing their investigations into the killing.



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