Friday 24 May, 2019

MP slams Griffith, Young's 'unnecessary' battles with others

Couva North MP Ramona Ramdial is criticising National Security Minister Stuart Young and Police Commissioner Gary Griffith for engaging in "unnecessary" battles with others.

Griffith and Young have both berated media practitioners for the alleged spread of fake news and misinformation.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Ramdial accused Young and Griffith of maximising on these issues to deflect from the country's crime situation. She also said the government has failed to address security concerns in her constituency.

"...after four years, the government of Trinidad and Tobago has not done enough for the people of Couva North to feel safer in their communities. Instead, they continue to experience a high crime rate with a National Security Minister and Commissioner of Police engaged in heavy PR and unnecessary battles with others to deflect from the real issue of fighting crime."

Ramdial called on Minister Young and Commissioner Griffith to “stop playing diplomats and get serious about fighting crime in T&T”.

She further referenced the murder of Couva North constituent, 37-year-old Eldon Roopnarine of Ojar Maharaj Avenue, whose body was found in Brickfield at 7:00 am on Wednesday. Roopnarine was reportedly with a friend at the Waterloo Cremation Site on Tuesday evening when he was kidnapped by five men and killed.

The MP stated that she has constantly been requesting increased mobile patrols in the area and CCTV cameras installed at public spaces in Couva. She also claimed that residents are fed up of the crime situation and hopes more could be done in the near future to improve safety and security in their communities.

 

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