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RCIPS crime statistics show marine offences jumping from 3 in 2015 to 15 in 2016, a 400% increase.

Deputy Commissioner Anthony Ennis, speaking at a press event last week, said the Joint Marine Unit is able to help the Department of Environment police the island’s coasts.

“People might be in a marine park zone where they shouldn’t be, mind you, DOE, this is their primary responsibility, but these are offences we will also prosecute,” said Mr. Ennis.

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