16 murders in 4 days

Al-Rawi assures GOVT IN CONTROL

By Shane Superville and Ryan Hamilton-Davis
December 05, 2017 – newsday.co.tt

ViolenceAmid an unprecedented crime wave which has seen 16 murders committed within the first four days of December, came an assurance yesterday by Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi that government is in control of the situation.

Commenting on the 16 murders, which has brought the year’s toll to 461 as compared to 430 for the same period last year, Al-Rawi said he is concerned not only by murders but all crimes.

He said government has implemented various initiatives including legislation aimed at reducing violent crimes.

The number of illegal guns seized, is evidence of these initiatives, he said. The AG claimed gun seizures have increased during the current People’s National Movement (PNM) administration.

“If you look at the number of firearms seized across all nine divisions, we found 761 in 2016, you will note 691 seized in 2015.
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2 Responses to “16 murders in 4 days”


  • The government in “Control” God help us if the government was not in control. There would be blood flowing the streets. Also the police are “concerned” What a revealation. Police should not be concerned they should be doing the job of pursuing the criminals and getting them prosecuted. What about the judiciary? Are they concerned? Concern is a “cop-out”. No word from the Commissioner of Police, the CJ, members of the legal profession (more fees etc)and civil society. It seems as business as usaual. Well, this is Trinidad.

    What about the people in Tobago sending US$8 mil to the “wrong”. This is the second time this has happened. What going on in Tobago. They cannot control the money Trinidad citizens send to them.

  • Relevant comments Observer. This attachment may also lend some support as who may be part of the problem. http://caribbeannewsnow.com/headline-Crippling-murder-rate-continues-in-Trinidad-in-2017-33219.html
    What I also found interesting here is the disparity in the collection of data.

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