Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has written to Prime Minister Rowley asking him to consider assuming the mantle of the ministry of national security.
According to the former PM the crime situation is spiraling dangerously out of control in the country.
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.
The TTPS seized a firearm, ammunition and narcotics during an anti-crime exercise yesterday. The following is the full TTPS press release:
Southern Division – firearm, ammunition, narcotics seized
Opposition Senator Wayne Sturge is calling on the Government to "wake up and deal with crime".
Sturge issued the following statement today:
"Prior to September 7, 2015, the Prime Minister led the populace to believe that both he and the party he subsequently led into government had the answers to issues related to crime and National Security.