Politicians are being urged to lift their value systems and work towards the common good of Trinidad and Tobago.
This came from Roman Catholic Archbishop, Jason Gordon, as several parties signed a revised Code of Ethical Political Conduct – the original guidelines were introduced in 2015.
It seeks to encourage democracy through fair, violence-free elections, promotion of human rights and tolerance of divergent views.
At the signing ceremony, the Archbishop highlighted the escalation of crime and violence and believes the way the business of the country is being done must change.
Signing the code were representatives of the United National Congress, Congress of the People and the Democratic Development Party.
Other parties were invited to sign on another occasion.