kidnapping (1)In order to deal effectively with the crime situation in Trinidad and Tobago all stakeholders have to come together to deal with the issue holistically.

This is according to the Attorney General, Farris Al Rawi.

He was speaking to the media at Sinner Park during kite flying and / bike riding in his constituency San Fernando on Wednesday.

He revealed that a new initiative was being taken by the Office of the Attorney General to ensure that information reached the public so that healthy discussions could be started to effectively deal with the serious issue of crime.

Referring to the recent kidnapping of a teacher last week which has remained in news headlines, Al Rawi stated that the Government had been working to ensure that the kidnapping rate went down considerably.

He also referred to a recent editorial in the Barbados News, which criticized the high level of crime in T&T.

Al Rawi stated that he had no issue with the view that more had to be done to curtail crime.
However he said that the Government was hard at work in addressing the problem, and now was the time to demonstrate that.

Last weekend a number of Jamaicans were returned to their country shortly after arrival at the Piarco International Airport.

There has since been a call in that country on Social Media to boycott products coming out of T&T.

Al Rawi revealed that there have been issues with immigration division.
He also stated that the Minister of Foreign Affairs informed him that he was in close conversation with the Jamaican High Commissioner.

Attorney Genera,l Farris Al Rawi