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INTO THE NIGHT

INTO THE NIGHT

Feb. 17 | Over the last few weeks your FCG correspondent has spent time investigating the night. Wandering through the town of Gaborone during the hours when most of people are asleep and criminals are out.  Some of what I saw was positive. I found the occasional...

GOING TO THE TOP

GOING TO THE TOP

Feb. 3 | It is time to call out the Botswana Police Service and members of the government and demand the answers to why crime is being allowed to increase. Y Crime increases every week – and each crime seems to grow more violent. Police are simply not doing...

TIME FOR ANSWERS

TIME FOR ANSWERS

Jan. 27 | If 2011 taught us one thing it was that the way to effect dramatic change is not through corporate movements or through the ever slowing bureaucratic system. It was by direct action by the masses. Here in Botswana the bureaucracy is failing we the residence...

WELCOME TO THE NEXT PHASE

WELCOME TO THE NEXT PHASE

Jan. 20 | We at Fight Crime Gaborone hope everyone had a happy and safe festive season. Welcome to 2012 the year the movement pushes forward in a big way. At Fight Crime Gaborone there were lots of positives in 2011. We held our first large event “The March...

LINES OF COMMUNICATION

LINES OF COMMUNICATION

Dec. 9 | The only way relationships can work is if there are open lines of communication between the two parties involved. Currently the relationship between the Botswana Police and the public they are paid to protect is extremely strained because there is nearly...

THE POLICE CAN’T AFFORD NOT TO AFFORD

THE POLICE CAN’T AFFORD NOT TO AFFORD

Dec. 2 | If you live in Gaborone or any of it ‘suburb’ villages you have almost certainly seen the Police’s beautiful state-of-the-art helicopter whirling around town – often in the middle of the day. It is unclear exactly what they are doing – or what...

We Are On Our Own

We Are On Our Own

Nov. 25 | Fight Crime Festive Season is upon us again. As we prepare to spend time celebrating the end of the year with our friends and loved ones we need to be more aware than ever. As we collect bonuses for a year of hard work and shop for gifts – the criminals...

DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR-PART 3

DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR-PART 3

Nov. 18 | The amount of break-ins is escalating. Fight GaboroneYou owe it to yourself and your loved ones to make your home as criminal proof aspossible.Last week we covered the outside of the house – this week the inside. The first thing is to make unwanted...

HELP YOURSELF-PART FOUR

HELP YOURSELF-PART FOUR

Nov. 11 | Over the last several weeks we have discussed simple, low cost tips to make yourself, your family and your property safer. We have given tips for the car and for your home.As the last installment of our “Help Yourself” advice series we will...

DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR

DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR

Nov. 4 | The amount of break-ins is escalating. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to make your home as criminal proof as possible. Last week we covered the outside of the house – this week the inside. The first thing is to make unwanted entry into...

FIGHT CRIME GABORONE

FIGHT CRIME GABORONE

Oct. 28 | This week we continue our series of “Do Yourself a Favor’ tips –Let’s talk about your home. You owe it to yourself and your family to make your home as safe aspossible. With a few small changes it can become quite a bit saferand much more uninviting...

HELPING EACH OTHER OUT

HELPING EACH OTHER OUT

Oct. 21 | Over the last few weeks there has been some success stories in Gaborone regarding catching criminals. All of them because of good Samaritans and people being on the look-out.Hazel Mmopi-Maswabi shared her story on the Fight Crime Gaborone Facebook group...

FIGHT CRIME

FIGHT CRIME

Oct. 14 | Over the last few weeks there has been some success stories in Gaborone regarding catching criminals. All of them because of good Samaritans and people being on the look-out. Hazel Mmopi-Maswabi shared her story on the Fight Crime Gaborone Facebook group...

FIGHT BOTSWANA

FIGHT BOTSWANA

Oct. 7 | Over the last few weeks there has been some success stories in Gaborone regarding catching criminals. All of them becauseof good Samaritans and people being on the look-out. Hazel Mmopi-Maswabi shared her story on the Fight Crime Gaborone Facebook group...

FIGHT CRIME

FIGHT CRIME

Sep. 30 | MOVIES & JUICE The Police seem to have come up with a new brilliant plan to curb thecrime wave and caputure the criminals that are plaguing our city. They have decided to take back the night from the thugs and low lifes bystacking out…the Bimbo’s...

PAYING TWICE

PAYING TWICE

Sep. 19 | FIGHT CRIME Lets begin by shifting our points of view. We need to start looking atthe crime problem as consumers and look at the police as a product.We all pay taxes, income tax, V.A.T. etc – those taxes are supposedly used by the government to...

Fighting Firearms with…What Exactly?

Fighting Firearms with…What Exactly?

Sep. 9 | Firearm There is another worrying trend rising with the crime epidemic – the use of guns by criminals.

For those of you that have not yet heard about the terrifying events that occurred on evening of July 29th at the Red Lantern restaurant...

The Answers are Simple

The Answers are Simple

Sep. 2 | Fight crime As I spoke about in last week’s column the time has come to, as concerned citizens, ask some questions of authorities and the systems that are supposed to be protecting us. Again, this is not meant to bash the good men and women serving...

Beginning to Find Proof in the Pudding

Beginning to Find Proof in the Pudding

Aug. 26 | Botswana Police Air Support Branch It is time to start asking some harsh questions regards the Botswana Police and what its purpose as a division of government is. This is not an attempt to undermine or disparage the good men and women that make up the...

Pressure to Prioritize

Pressure to Prioritize

Aug. 19 | Fight Crime on Facebook During the past two weeks I have spoken to two different people who have mentioned that they have now been the victim of crime in Gaborone so many times (each individual has now suffered 4 house break-ins) that if it happens again...