CCJ President: Regional response needed to tackle crime


    A regional approach is needed to tackle the crime plaguing some Caribbean nations, according to CCJ President, Justice Adrian Saunders.

    Speaking at the T&T Transparency Institute’s CPI briefing this morning, he focused on the situation in countries like Trinidad and Tobago.

    He believes the kind of statistics being seen warrant a regional response, especially in light of the fact that firearms which are used to carry out killings are not manufactured in the Caribbean.

    Justice Saunders said officials must look at what more can be done to stop the import of arms and ammunition.

    Furthermore, he said effective policing must be coupled with a drive to address the socio-economic situations that contribute to crime.