T&T joins UN in crime fight
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said Friday that government was at war with criminals and would partner with the United Nations to crack down on and destroy illegal arms and ammunition. Noting that there were reports of weapons which went missing from police stations, Persad-Bissessar said there was now a suggestion to locate a central place to store these illegal arms and ammunition.
She said there was also a recommendation that government assist in purchasing a kiln, at the cost of US$500 000, to be used to destroy weapons.She was speaking to the media following a meeting with Agnes Marcaillou, chief of the Regional Disarmament Branch of the UN office for Disarmament Affairs. Marcaillou oversees the activities and operations of the three UN regional centres for peace and disarmament in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and in Latin America and the Caribbean. Persad-Bissessar said a needs assessment will be completed, then a national action plan would be developed for the country. (Trinidad Express)