House of Representatives


Condemn the Government for its failure to effectively address crime

House of Representatives - 1st Session - 12th Republican Parliament

WHEREAS it is the Government’s responsibility to ensure the public safety and security of the citizenry;

AND WHEREAS the Government has failed in its management of the organs responsible for intelligence, under-resourced the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution and cut the budget of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service which led to low detection and conviction rates;

AND WHEREAS thousands of citizens and businesses have been negatively affected by the high level of crime in Trinidad and Tobago;

AND WHEREAS as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown, there has been an increase in the number of cases of domestic violence:

BE IT RESOLVED that this House condemn the Government for its failure to effectively address the unacceptable and serious crime level affecting law-abiding citizens.

(By the Member for Barataria/San Juan)

27 Nov 2020
House Debate - Day 1Hansard
13 speakersShow Speakers
1.Mr. Saddam Hosein [Barataria/San Juan] [Opposition Member]
2.The Honourable Stuart Young [Port-of-Spain North/St. Ann’s West] [Minister of National Security and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
3.Mr. Dinesh Rambally [Chaguanas West] [Opposition Member]
4.The Honourable Faris Al-Rawi [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
5.Mr. Rodney Charles [Naparima] [Opposition Member]
6.The Honourable Ayanna Webster-Roy [Tobago East] [Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
7.Ms. Khadijah Ameen [St. Augustine] [Opposition Member]
8.The Honourable Lisa Morris-Julian [D’Abadie/O’Meara] [Minister in the Ministry of Education]
9.Ms. Vandana Mohit [Chaguanas East] [Opposition Member]
10.Mr. Keith Scotland [Port-of-Spain South] [Government Member]
11.Mr. Arnold Ram [Caroni Central] [Opposition Member]
12.The Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds [Laventille West] [Minister of Youth Development and National Service]
13.Mr. Ravi Ratiram [Couva North] [Opposition Member]