As I drive around Antigua, I notice that at many of the major intersections there are cameras now attached to the signal lights. They are aimed at the roads, seemingly at the vehicles passing under the lights.
Has anyone at the Transport Board or police given any indication of what these cameras are for? Are they operational? If not, when will they be working?
More importantly, we need to know what they are intended to do. In the US, I know that cameras are used to catch those who run the red lights – something that happens all too frequently in Antigua. Are these cameras for that purpose?
Or are they intended to track where people are at certain times, in the hopes of catching criminals. One set of cameras is on the lights in front of the gas station that was the scene of Dorothy Prince’s murder.
Could they have helped law enforcement to track who was at that intersection during the time of the crime? Or is it a case of some fancy high-tech gear that the country purchased, but hasn’t the resources to get operational?
We need some answers as to what they are doing there.