Following is the full statement released by former Prime Minister Patrick Manning announcing his decision to decline the nomination for the Order of the Republic:...
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Jack: Restrategise, redeploy police
Independent Liberal Party leader Jack Warner is urging the Government to restrategise, restructure and redeploy the T&T Police Service as one of its crime-fighting initiative. The Chaguanas West MP made the suggestion to National Security Minister Gary Griffith while speaking on a motion on crime in the House of Representative yesterday. Warner said while the country’s killings continue to rise, the confidence in the police service was low since “only 4.6 per cent believed in the police.”
He also said the statistics which show that crime has been reduced was “somewhat flawed” because civilians are no longer reporting crime to the police. “We cannot continue to go on this way, and there is no one size fits all solution for crime either.” Warner said if Griffith reviews some of his crime plan measures, which Cabinet had approved in August 2012, “it may help.” Warner said the police service needed to restrategise “otherwise the bloodbath that is taking place now will intensify as the months go by.”