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A limited State of Emergency has been declared by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar in neighbouring Trinidad and Tobago.
The decision was prompted by incidents of crime in several “hot spots” across the twin-island Republic.
It was made “after much deliberation with the National Security Council and members of the Cabinet” in response to the “spate of murders over the past few days“, the Prime Minister said.
The problem areas affected by the State of Emergency are Arima, Arouca, Beetham, Carenage, Cunupia, Diego Martin, Enterprise, Felicity, Gasparillo, Grand Couva, Hermitage, Icacos, Laventille, Maloney, Morvant, Sea Lots, Trincity, Pigeon Point, Crown Point.
“The limited state of emergency will allow us to achieve a number of things in relation to crime reduction which would not be prudent for me to disclose in advance of the action taken. We are aware that such a decision will have an impact on the daily lives of innocent, law abiding citizens in these areas but I feel confident that they will recognise and appreciate the need to protect them and bring the current crime surge affecting them under control,” Persad-Bissessar said.
Opposition Leader Dr. Keith Rowley said “the Opposition is prepared to hold the necessary discussions with the Government to facilitate any appropriate changes in the laws to facilitate more effective policing and swift justice in an effort to confront the current siege“.