UWI Guild President warns of rising crime around campus

There is a spike in robberies and crimes against students in and around UWI's St Augustine campus, despite the presence of police and security patrols. 

The is according to the vice-president of UWI’s Guild of Students, Michael Rajnauth in a Facebook post.

Rajnauth is advising students to use the university-provided shuttle when getting around. 

When the shuttle is not available, he's urging students to request a police escort at the Guild’s office.

US Security Advisory Council: Crime in T&T at 'critical' level with 140 murders this year

The US Overseas Security Advisory Council says the crime rate in Trinidad and Tobago has reached a 'critical' level, with increasing gang violence and 140 murders so far in 2016.

Its latest report says “the government faces numerous challenges in its effort to reduce crime, including an overburdened legal system, bureaucratic resistance to change, unemployment in marginal areas, disenfranchised youth, and the negative influence of gangs, drugs, and weapons.”

Barbados newspaper's editorial tells T&T Government to get act together regarding crime

Government is being told to get its act together and deal with the country's crime situation.

An editorial published in the Nation newspaper in Barbados today calls on the Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to take responsibility for the situation and bring it under control.

It says spiraling criminality is citizens greatest area of concern, lamenting the murder rate has already passed 112 for the year.

It says this is not a statistic of which this country can be proud.