A joint media release issued yesterday by the Couva/Point Lisas Chamber of Commerce (CPLCC) the Chaguanas Chamber of Industry and Commerce (CCIC) and the Penal/Debe Chamber of Commerce (PDCC) stated that its membership “is very concerned with the ridiculous state of lawlessness and criminal activity in our country.”
They called on the Government to take control of the crime situation even if it meant calling a limited state of emergency.
Speaking to news Power Now today Mr. Warner stated that although such a move would cause some inconvenience it was certainly necessary given the present crime situation.
He said that several initiatives needed to be embarked upon to effectively deal with rising crime in T&T.
He noted that one of the things was to have coastal hotspots where the army and police would camp out.
Meanwhile the Minister of Culture Dr. Nyan Gadsby Dolly has indicated that the National Security Council is meeting for discussions on crime, the results of which will be her Ministry’s perspective going forward with regard to Carnival.