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The gruesome discovery of Shannon Banfield’s body has created national outrage

The gruesome discovery of Shannon Banfield’s body has created national outrage

__town_murderWe are not failing!

This is according to Minister of National security Edmond Dillon.

Speaking in an interview this morning Minister Dillon sought to assure citizens that all was being done to arrest the crime scourge in the country.

Giving his condolences to the family of Shannon Banfield whose body was found 1:30 at IAMs on Charlotte Street yesterday after she was reported missing on Monday.

He said that everything possible was being done by himself and Ministry as well as the authorities to allay the fears of the citizens.


He also said he had no intention of resigning in frustration


Image result for crime scene  trinidadMeanwhile, there is disappointment today in the face of what is being described as continued inaction by this country’s Minister of National Security re-enacting former systems to combat the serious crime scourge that is affecting citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.

The sentiment comes from former Minister of National security, Retired Captain, Gary Griffith.

Speaking with News Power Now this morning, in the aftermath of the death of 20 year old Republic bank employee, Shannon Banfield, Mr. Griffith lamented that critical crime systems that had been put in place, have now been shut down.

Again, he reiterated that this present situation in Trinidad and Tobago cannot and should not be politicized. He presented several measures that were in place that he said were working, however he said Minister Dillon has, to date, refused to use what has been presented to him.

Meanwhile, the Acting Commissioner of police has also come in for a serious tongue lashing by Mr. Griffith. This morning he told News Power Now that Acting Commissioner Stephen Williams has failed to show the political will to make a difference in the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.

Efforts by News Power Now to contact Acting Commissioner of Police, Stephen Williams, proved futile.