Unacceptable levels of criminal activity in Trinidad and Tobago

Senate - 4th Session - 11th Republican Parliament

WHEREAS the responsibility of a Government is to ensure public safety and security through the maintenance of law and order;

AND WHEREAS the Government has failed to address the extraordinary increase in the level of crime in Trinidad and Tobago, in particular murders and other violent crimes, which are negatively affecting national peace and economic development;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Senate take note of the Government's failure to arrest the increasing and unacceptable levels of criminal activity in Trinidad and Tobago;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Senate call on the Government to table, in the shortest possible time a cogent Strategic Crime Prevention Plan to address the unacceptable levels of crime facing the citizenry of Trinidad and Tobago.

(By Senator Taharqa Obika)

25 Jun 2019
Senate Debate - Day 1Hansard
7 speakersShow Speakers
1.Senator Taharqa Obika [Opposition Senator]
2.The Honourable Stuart Young SC [Port-of-Spain North/St. Ann’s West] [Minister of National Security, Minister of Communications and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
3.Senator Dr. Maria Dillon-Remy [Independent Senator]
4.Mrs. Anita Haynes-Alleyne [Opposition Senator]
5.Senator the Honourable Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
6.Senator Dr. Paul Richards [Independent Senator]
7.Ms. Khadijah Ameen [Opposition Senator]