Private Motion – Government’s Performance in Handling Crime

Senate - 3rd Session - 8th Republican Parliament

WHEREAS the fears and concerns of law-abiding citizens have increased over the worsening crime situation in Trinidad and Tobago, resulting in severe psychological, social and economic consequences;

AND WHEREAS the Government through its relevant agencies, particularly the Police Service, have failed in their efforts to prevent crime or to make any significant impact in reducing the crime rate across the country;

AND WHEREAS the Government has expended vast sums of money on resources for fighting crime and on foreign expertise and assistance with no visible effect on the spiraling crime situation;

BE IT RESOLVED that this Senate:

  1. express its concern over Government’s performance in handling crime;
  2. call on the Government to explain to the Senate why its actions have so far consistently failed to produce the desired results; and
  3. agree that the Government outline, with specific performance targets and mechanisms for accountability, what concrete measures it intends to take to deal effectively with the serious crime situation now facing the country.

(By Senator Professor Ramesh Deosaran)

28 Jun 2005
Senate DebateHansard
3 speakersShow Speakers
1.Senator Dr. Ramesh Deosaran [Independent Senator]
3.Senator the Honourable Martin Joseph [Minister of National Security]