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NGOs hold ‘answer’ to crime


NGOs hold ‘answer’ to crime

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A FORMER JUDGE has suggested that acquiring more guns and bullets is not the answer to tackling the trade in illegal guns and drugs.

Instead, President Anthony Carmona of Trinidad and Tobago believes more support should be given to service organisations to help steer Caribbean people away from a life of crime.

Speaking on the topic, Youth and Caribbean Identity: Redefining Caribbean Pride For The 21st Century Youth, on Thursday night at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies, Carmona acknowledged that crime must be addressed as a matter of urgency.

Carmona said the scourge, particularly homicides, has led to some Caribbean and Latin American states being listed as having the most murderous rates per capita in the world, retarding aspects of development and leading to a decline in the United Nations Human Development Index. (WILLCOMM)

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.