House of Representatives


Condemn the Government for its failure to deal with rampant crime

House of Representatives - 5th Session - 11th Republican Parliament

WHEREAS since 2015 this Government has been unable to provide for the safety and security of citizens resulting in increases in serious crimes particularly murder;

AND WHEREAS in 2019 Trinidad and Tobago has experienced two consecutive years with over 516 murders and witnessed in 2019 the second highest annual murder rate in its history;

AND WHEREAS the Government has been unwilling or unable to articulate specific, measurable, timely, and outputs-oriented crime reduction targets;

AND WHEREAS the Government has failed to realize that an ‘Whole of Government Approach’ to solving crime is necessary;

BE IT RESOLVED that this House condemns this Government for its failure to deal with rampant crime.

(By the Member for Naparima)

28 Feb 2020
House of Representatives Debate - Day 1Hansard
6 speakersShow Speakers
1.Mr. Rodney Charles [Naparima] [Opposition Member]
2.The Honourable Stuart Young SC [Port-of-Spain North/St. Ann’s West] [Minister of National Security and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
3.The Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar SC [Siparia] [Leader of the Opposition]
4. Dr. Roodal Moonilal [Oropouche East] [Opposition Member]
5.The Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds [Laventille West] [Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs]
6. Brig. Gen. Ancil Antoine [D’Abadie/O’Meara] [Government Member]