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4th Session of the 11th Republican Parliament

Unacceptable levels of criminal activity in Trinidad and Tobago

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)

First Debated: 25-Jun-2019
Speakers in the:
25-Jun-2019 Senate Debate - Day 1 | Hansard PDF icon (883.7 kb)
Sen. Taharqa Obika [Opposition Senator]
Hon. Stuart Young, MP [Port-of-Spain North/St. Ann's West] [Minister of National Security, Minister of Communications and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Sen. Dr. Maria Dillon-Remy [Independent Senator]
Sen. Anita Haynes [Opposition Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
Sen. Paul Richards [Independent Senator]
Sen. Khadijah Ameen [Opposition Senator]
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