Communities

Ramdial: PNM failing on crime and services

The prime minister is being advised to stop obsessing over Cambridge Analytica, and instead focus on dealing with the crime scourge in this country.

The advice comes from Couva North MP, Ramona Ramdial.

At a news conference on Wednesday at her constituency offices at Chase Village in Chaguanas, the Couva North MP said she has been bombarded with complaints from constituents about crime and a lack of basic services.

She says the national security minister—and the government overall—have failed citizens on the crime issue.

Local Government Ministry promises greater community security with new Municipal Police heads

The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government has introduced new heads of the Municipal Police Service.

Assistant Commissioner of Municipal Police Brian Headley, and Senior Superintendents Glen Charles and Carlisle Huggins have now taken up the mantle to lead the Municipal Police Service.

The Ministry says that as part of the push forward with the pillar of local government reform to increase the numbers of the Municipal Police Service, these officers will ensure cohesive leadership across all municipalities.