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Warner vows to step up fight against crime (with CNC3 video)
National Security Minister Jack Warner intends to use the $5.5 billion allocated to his ministry in the 2012/2013 national budget on Monday to reinforce the equipment that members of the protective services use to intensify the fight against crime.
Warner was addressing a crowd that had gathered to voice their concerns about improving the area yesterday at the basketball court in Trou Macaque.
Last December, four people were killed in a fire in the housing development in the area. He promised new police stations and even said that there would be more helicopters doing surveillance work around the country. Warner also said that he heard a murder had been committed in Beetham Gardens earlier yesterday and begged the people to not tolerate violence in the area. It has been 23 days without a murder in the Laventille area.
“Tell them don’t bring back that nonsense here,” he shouted. Another initiative that his ministry would be implementing was going into any area considered a “hot spot” to have consultations on how the people and the police could work together. Warner promised that no gangs would succeed in breaking the law of the country. He said that even the Leader of the Opposition had received a death threat which the police were investigating.
He urged the people not to leave the area but to stay and help rebuild their communities. Also present at the meeting was Attorney General Anand Ramlogan who said the main duty of the police was to protect the people and the laws of T&T. He shared a story about his youth of being the only one in his family to graduate from secondary school.
Ramlogan said he was using the story to show the people that anything was possible even if you come from humble beginnings. He said that the children of the nation must be encouraged to succeed no matter what and it must be the reason why violence and crime must stop.
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