With a murder toll of over 130 to date, the National Security Minister yesterday pleaded with the population to work as one.
Saying that Trinidad and Tobago belongs to every citizens, Minister Edmund Dillon, told the congregation that there must be a partnership between the people on the ground who see guns being brazenly showcased in communities, and the police officers whose job it is to protect the population.
The minister admitted that crime in this country is intolerable but assured that his ministry would do all that it could to intercept perpetrators of crime.
On the issue of border patrols, the National Security Minister said that even with current limited resources, this tactic of crime prevention was being employed.
National Security Minister, Edmund Dillon.
The Benjamin family said their final farewells to their loved one, one member of the congregation was seeking answers on the investigation of the death of her own husband.
One hundred and 60 days after his killing, Nisha Susan Roopnarine is still grieving the death of her husband Special Reserve Police Officer Govindra Ramroop, after he was allegedly shot by a fellow officer at the Guapo Police Station in November.
Yesterday she attended the funeral of PC Benjamin.
She did so with the hope of engaging the Minister of National Security in discussions she hoped with furnish her with much needed answers.
Minister Dillon promised that the Ministry would look further into the matter and keep her updated.
Minister of National Security Edmund Dillon.