PM invites Opposition Leader to Friday meeting on "crime crisis"

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has invited Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar and an Opposition delegation to meet with him and his delegation on Friday.

The Office of the Prime Minister says the invitation is in response to a letter from the Leader of the Opposition dated 25th August 2016. 

The invitation came via a letter sent Monday by the Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Sandra Jones to the Leader of the Opposition.

The letter was captioned "Crime Crisis"

PM: Government doing all in its power to curb crime

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley is assuring the nation that government is doing all in its power to curb crime.

Addressing post cabinet today Dr. Rowley said he had heard the cries of the population and acknowledged that criminal activity was on the increase.

He said it is the responsibility of the government to do everything possible to minimise and as far as is feasible, eliminate these outcomes remains as is.

His comments come as the country recorded its 298th murder of the year.

DOMA calls on government to address crime problem

Another business organisation is calling on the government to take immediate steps to address the crime situation and tell the nation what its' crime plan is.

In a release, the Downtown Owners and Merchants’ Association is demanding that Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley lead this initiative.

DOMA says that a weekly meeting of divisional commanders, including the minister of national security, the commissioner of police, DCP’s and relevant ACP’s be convened at the Prime Minister's office with the haste that the task of saving lives requires.