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BBC Calls Hanging "A Powerful Act Against Caribbean Crime"

BBC Caribbean calls last December’s hanging of convicted killer Charles Elroy Laplace as “one of the single most powerful acts against rising violent crime in the Caribbean,” according to this article. In a feature headlined “Declaring war on violent crime,” the BBC also noted that while there were just over 20 homicides in St. Kitts and Nevis in 2008, compared to over 1,000 in Jamaica, the authorities in Basseterre made no apology for resuming hanging after a 10-year period.

According to the BBC, “This is just one country’s attempts at tackling a growing blight on Caribbean society - the scourge of violent crime."

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