Women are taking up more prominent leadership roles in governance and law enforcement and men need to get used to it. That is the view expressed by Minister of National Security Stuart Young in his address at a National Workshop for the Strengthening of Gender Equality in Counterdrug Law Enforcement Agencies at the Police Training Academy yesterday.
The government will soon take legislation to Parliament to help in ridding illegal firearms from the streets of T&T and putting away offenders and repeat offenders behind bars for a long time.
National Security Minister, Stuart Young on Tuesday lamented the influx of illegal firearms stating that recent statistics showed an estimate of 9,000 guns which include semi-automatic pistols and assault rifles such as the AR 15s and AK47s in the hands of the criminals.
National Security Minister Stuart Young is accusing Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar of misleading the public by claiming the PNM was playing race cards to win votes.
Responding to Persad-Bissesar's statements, Young said, "This latest attempt by the UNC to change a narrative and change the focus from their unacceptable behaviour is very transparent and easily fact-checked. The UNC’s attempt, as articulated by Mrs Persad Bissesar on a public platform last night, to move the focus of their naked use of race away from themselves is easily contradicted."
Minister of Communications Stuart Young is denouncing what he says is an attempt by Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar to cause panic, with regard to this country's relations with the United States.
This follows the difference in views towards Venezuela, between US Ambassador Joseph Mondello and Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley.
Minister of National Security, Stuart Young is currently leading a security delegation on a five-day visit to the United Kingdom.
On Thursday 17 January 2019, Minister Young and his team met with Lord Tariq Mahmood Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the United Nations, and engaged in the first Ministerial Committee Meeting between Trinidad and Tobago and the United Kingdom, a statement by the ministry said.
Minister of National Security, Stuart Young has commended the police officers involved in the rescue of kidnap victim Maria Dass.
The minister told today's post-Cabinet media conference that he was being kept abreast of the situation as it transpired.
I said there appears to be a renewed energy and vigour displayed in the last few months among national security agencies.
He is calling on the public to continue to encourage law enforcement officers.
Investigators are yet to say whether the outfits worn by the men were authentic police or military gear.
Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young has announced that the government has reached an agreement with Bp and Shell that he says will bring "significant" financial benefits to Trinidad and Tobago.
The agreement involves new pricing arrangements, the extension of the Atlantic LNG Train 1 by a further five years, and the ability of the National Gas Company (NGC) to export liquified natural gas (LNG) on behalf of T&T.
The minister made the announcements as he addressed today's post-Cabinet media conference.