The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association is commending the Commissioner of Police on the progress made in policing across the country.
In a press release, the TTMA noted the many positive outcomes of the operations, which Commissioner Griffith has spearheaded within recent times, inclusive of major drug busts and apprehension of kidnappers.
Speaking with News Power Now, Chairman of the TTMA, Christopher Alcazar said the manufacturing community appreciated the signal being sent to the criminals in our society is that it is no longer business as usual.
Noting the impact that crime has had on the business community, he added that the TTMA supports the Commissioner in his crime-fighting endeavours and stands ready to work with him as required in any capacity.
The TTMA head added that crime also increases the cost of doing business particularly around Christmas time.
He explained that manufacturing, to meet the season’s demand, requires late working hours on the part of workers of the various manufacturing companies.
Mr Alcazar voiced his concern that employee safety as a result is also threatened by crime.
He further added that the justice system must be equally as swift in its efforts so that the backlog in the system is alleviated and criminals are ultimately held accountable for their actions.