PM urges Bahamians to get involved in neighbourhood watch campaign

PM urges Bahamians to get involved in neighbourhood watch campaign
Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis today urged Bahamians to get involved in the community events launched as part of the National Neighbourhood Watch Council’s (NNWC) “We Are One” campaign.

Minnis gave the keynote address at the launch of the campaign today, at the Edmund Moxey Community Centre.

“For our nation to become even safer, communities must play an active and coordinated role in crime prevention and community development,” the prime minister said.

He noted that the NNWC was a part of his party’s 2017 manifesto.

The program was launched on April 30, 2018 and has since grown to over 100 neighborhood watch groups, including on New Providence, Grand Bahama, Abaco and Eleuthera.

The council is designed to oversee and promote neighborhood watch and community activities; focus on personal safety and property protection; and stay ahead of crime trends.

Minnis stressed that the fight against crime is not the work of the government alone.

“I want to encourage as many people as possible to become involved in these wonderful community building and inspiring events over the next few weeks. Be sure to do so while adhering to all of the health and safety protocols.”

The NNWC campaign includes a national clean-up day, a Thanksgiving Day luncheon, a National Neighbourhood day, a worship service, a T-shirt day and the commissioning and judging of community pilot projects.